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Study Description

This project provided a coordinated plan for the redevelopment of the area around the Wheeling Metra Station, focusing on commercial and residential land uses. This project was completed in April 2004.

Program:Community Planning
Program Year:2002
Project Type(s):Transit-Oriented Development Plan
Grantee:Village of Wheeling
Current Activities:In 2009 the Village constructed a new Village Hall per a recommendation in the Plan. A year earlier in 2008, the Village acquired the 11-acre Wickes furniture site just north/northeast of the Metra station. The site is now being developed as the new Town Center envisioned in the Station Area Plan. The project began construction in spring of 2017 and will feature over 300 high-end apartments and 100,000 square feet of retail. It will be anchored by CMX, a first-run dinner theater, and restaurants ranging from fast-casual to elegant dining. The Town Center is expected to open in summer of 2018.

In 2014 the Village updated their zoning code to create mixed-use districts around the Metra station to allow, encourage and attract higher-density development.

A 288-unit luxury, multi-family development called Northgate Crossings, located at Dundee Road within walking distance of the Wheeling Metra station was completed in fall of 2016. This project was designed to appeal to young professionals, empty nesters and corporate transferees interested in a walkable, transit-served suburban location near dining and entertainment.
Information Updated:May 2017
Study Documents
Wheeling Station Area Plan (April, 2004)
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Metra Stations:Wheeling (NCS) accessible
Related Jurisdictions
US Congressional Districts:10 Brad Schneider
Illinois Senate Districts:29 Julie A. Morrison, 30 Terry Link
Illinois House Districts:57 Jonathan Carroll, 59 Daniel Didech
County Board Districts:Cook 14
Chicago Wards:none
Councils of Mayors:Northwest
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