Romeoville adds over $200 million in development, annexes another 77 acres

7/14/2016, midnight
Development in Romeoville continues to barrel along with the village council recently reviewing another 60,000 square feet of proposed for ...

Romeoville, the industrial and commercial development juggernaut, just recently reviewed another 60,000 square feet of future commercial space planned for the village.

That represents a total investment of $21 million and 1.33 million square feet of industrial space with a total investment of $179 million.

"We are definitely busy. We continue to see an incredible amount of new construction in both the commercial and industrial sectors," said Mayor John Noak.

Some of the recently approved projects include:

• The final retail development plan for 10.7 acres located at the northwest corner of Route 53 and Romeo Road. The development will include an Express Car Wash and a Thornton’s Gas Station with a 4,400 square feet of convenience mart. Future plans for the development also call for additional retail and restaurants.

• A concept plan for a new 140,000 square foot warehouse building at 5 Greenwood, the former National Fiberglass site.

• A concept plan for a 416,500 square foot speculative building at the southwest corner of Taylor Road and Southcreek Parkway.

• Venture One Acquisitions, LLC is proposing a 285,318 square foot speculative warehousing/industrial building for the vacant land north of the Kehe Building on Schmidt Road.

• Lucky Penny's was approved for a wine bar and gaming in the Route 66 Plaza on Phelps/Route 53.

The village has also extended its geographic foot print along Route 53 with the recent approval of an 83-acre development commonly referred to as the "Lambrecht property" at the intersection of 53 and Joliet Road.

The final development plan will include a variety of uses including industrial and light manufacturing. Also included within the approved plan is a travel center, restaurant and a convenience store.

"The development of this property is long overdue,” said Romeoville Mayor John Noak.

“The anticipated road improvements will provide a great opportunity for redevelopment of this entire portion of the Route 53 corridor," he said.

Once completed, the development will include over $4 million in road improvements to the intersection of Route 53 and Joliet Road, including an internal road that will eventually connect to Enterprise Drive.