West Chicago, Illinois: July 25, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of West Chicago, Illinois is seeking a qualified consultant or group of consultants to prepare an update to the City’s Central Main Street Redevelopment Plan.
The Plan, which was originally prepared in 2007, presents redevelopment scenarios for those properties located primarily along Main Street west of the City’s traditional Downtown Central Business District area. Because most of the property within the Plan area is City-owned and within the City’s Downtown TIF (Tax Increment Finance) District, the City is motivated to pursue redevelopment of this area.
In order to pursue redevelopment opportunities, the City must first complete this Plan update. The City desires to identify current market trends, appropriate incentives and other avenues to prepare for redevelopment of the Plan area. The properties within the Plan area, while strategically located near the commuter rail station and between two commercial activity areas, are currently underutilized. The City sees the Plan and eventual redevelopment as opportunities to strengthen and connect the two areas (traditional Downtown area and Route 59/Main area), provide for additional real estate development and strengthen the community’s property tax base.
A Request for Proposals (RFP), as well as the 2007 Central Main Street Redevelopment Plan, are linked below. Proposals are due no later than Thursday, August 25, 2016, and should be directed to:
John D. Said, AICP
Director of Community Development
City of West Chicago
475 Main Street
West Chicago, IL 6018
jsaid (at) westchicago (dot) org
According to Director of Community Development John D. Said, the City is flexible in its approach with this area. “We welcome proposals from any qualified consultants or groups of consultants that have an aptitude for creative and salient solutions. They City wants to have these properties developed, and wants a consultant that can help us get that underway with this Plan update. We further welcome consultants that, through their Plan efforts, can help the City connect with qualified developers.”
Further information concerning the RFP and the Central Main Street Plan is available by contacting John D. Said, AICP, Director of Community Development atjsaid (at) westchicago (dot) org or 630-293-2200 ext. 140.