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Retail plans for Romeo's 'Uptown Square' submitted

9/4/2014, 10:14 p.m.
HB Uptown LLC has provided two concept plans to the village for the development to be located at Illinois 53 ...

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The site at Route 53 and Alexander Circle that will be home to the Uptown Circle retail development.

Architect's initial rendering for the exterior of Uptown Square.

Architect's initial rendering for the exterior of Uptown Square.

The village of Romeoville issued this news release:

HB Uptown LLC has submitted concept plans for the construction of a retail building in the new Uptown Square area. The proposed development will be located at the northwest corner of Illinois Route 53 and Alexander Circle in front of the recently constructed Romeoville Athletic and Events Center.

Two different site plan options were proposed to accommodate potential drive-through tenants for the south end cap space of the building. Option A includes a 10,344-square-foot building with a single drive-through window that can accommodate a restaurant or coffee shop. Option B includes a 9,100-square-foot building that includes three drive-through lanes that can accommodate a bank.

"This proposal will compliment the existing plans for Uptown Square. Staff continues to work with current business owners on further redevelopment opportunities," Mayor John Noak. "We hope to see the completion of this development next year."

The site includes attractive landscaping that is inviting to the customer, including decorative paving, brick pavers and a mixture of plantings harmonious with the overall Uptown Square landscape design plan. Because the building sits in front of the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center and is within the Uptown Square development, which includes pedestrian-oriented features around the site, an attractive building design is required on all sides of the building.

The principal exterior building materials include brick and stone. Additional information on signage will be forthcoming in the Final Development Plan submittal.