Chicago Construction News staff writer
The plan for the southeast corner of Arlington Heights and Higgins Roads were revealed during the mayor’s annual State of the Village address recently.
Prospect-based Wingspan Development Group was selected in January to redevelop the town’s oldest shopping center. Plans include a mix of apartments, townhouses and a new 26,000-square-foot retail building on the 10 acre site.
“Every business there now has a home in the new place,” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson. “It’s nothing like you’ve seen almost anywhere else. Most apartments are just square blocks. We told the developer we don’t want building block apartments. We want something with class and character.”
A 267 unit, five-story apartment building is proposed along Arlington Heights Road and two 3-story townhouse buildings with 16 units each would act as a buffer between the apartments and the long-standing single family homes to the east. All of units would be rentals.
With approvals from the plan commission and the village board, the project could break ground this fall — first with the retail buildings and then the residential buildings.