New Development Projects

The following are highlights of projects that are going through the Village’s approval process, which includes review by Staff, the Planning & Zoning Commission, and the Village Board.  For more information on these or other development projects, please contact us.

Hackney's Redevelopment / Life Time Fitness

880 North Rand Road


SummaryLife Time Fitness has developed a proposal for a 125,000 square foot luxury fitness facility at the former Hackney's Property. The fitness facility would include an indoor and an outdoor pool, a spa, a café, and multiple other amenities. They held a community meeting open to residents to address their questions and concerns on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017.  Developers appeared before the Village Board on August 21st, 2017 for a courtesy review. 
  


Developer

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Life Time Fitness

View Site Plans

: Life Time Fitness Plans
 

Status

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The formal development application from Life Time Fitness was reviewed at a Public Hearing of the Planning & Zoning Commission on November 15, 2017. The Commission voted to continue the public hearing of this application to the meeting on December 20, 2017.

Former Omega Restaurant Property - Potential Gas Station
449 South Rand Road

Summary:
Truenorth Energy is proposing the redevelopment of the 1 acre property on the northwest corner of Route 12 and Route 22. Truenorth proposes a gas station consisting of a 3,500 square foot convenience store and six gas dispensing units with the ability to fuel 12 vehicles.  The station would be operated by Shell and open on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.  The operater is ultimately looking to sell beer and wine at the convenience store but have indicated they have no intention of installing video gaming machines.  
  
Status: The Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended this project move forward to the Village Board for final approval with certain conditions to be reworked for the final plan. This project will be appearing before the Village Board for final approval at a December 2017 meeting.

Developer

Truenorth Energy LLC

View Site Plans

Gas Station Map     Building Views

Downtown "Block A" - Lakeside by Promenade

173 West Main Street


Summary:

  Block A is a 1.6 acre site located on the west side of downtown Lake Zurich, immediately across from the lakeside promenade.  This property is owned by the Village and has been cleared and prepared for future development.  The Village has publically stated its commitment to encouraging the redevelopment of this site.  Over the past several years, multiple concept plans have been proposed by developers but for various reasons none of these have come to fruition.
 

Status

: The Village continues to market the Block A property to interested developers.  As of Fall 2017, there has not been a formal redevelopment application submitted for review by the Planning & Zoning Commission and Village Board.
   

Downtown “Block C” Residential Development


Somerset by the Lake Apartments


 

Summary

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The final plan that was brought to the Village Board for approval consisted of the two apartment buildings containing a total of 48 units, of which 36 are to be 2-bedroom units and 12 are to be one-bedroom units.

Final approval of this development appeared on the November 21, 2016 Village Board agenda.  Village Board Trustees voted 5-1 in favor of approving the Redevelopment Agreement between the developers and the Village, as well as 5-1 in favor of the Planned Unit Development.  The Village sold the land officially on August 24, 2017 and construction started three days later.

Developer

Foxford Communities, Hinsdale IL

View Site Plans

Block C Site Plans           
Block C Visual Concepts
    

Status

: Final approval of this project was granted at the November 21, 2016 Village Board meeting.  The Village has officially sold Block C to Foxford Communities for $270,000 and completion of park and streetscape improvements at the corner of Old Rand Road and Main Street valued at approximately $350,000.  The first building is scheduled to be complete during summer 2018 and the second building by March 2019.
     

Former K-Mart Redevelopment 

225 South Rand Road


Summary

: The proposed redevelopment of this seven acre property, formerly the site of a K-Mart, was first presented to the Village Board in January 2016.  Garden Homes proposes to redevelop the site as a mixed use development with 162 apartments and approximately 19,000 square feet of commercial space, including restaurant space.  The developers intend to demolish the current vacant building and construct three separate residential rental buildings, each consisting of three stories over indoor parking.  The plan includes a mix of one, two, and three bedroom rental units.  The proposed redevelopment was last reviewed by the Planning & Zoning Commission on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for final plan approval.  The Commission voted to recommend approval of the Final Plan to the Village Board.
   

Developer

:  Garden Homes, New Jersey

View Site Plans

Garden Homes Concept Plans

​Status: 

 Consideration of the Final Plan of the K-Mart redevelopment project, which has received a positive recommendation by the Planning & Zoning Commission, along with a formal redevelopment agreement between the Village and Garden Homes, is expected to appear at a Village Board meeting in December 2017.
  

Sparrow Ridge Plaza

1075 South Rand Road


Summary

: In March 2016, the Village Board provided final approval to the Fidelity Group to develop a Planned Unit Development at 1075-1077 South Rand Road, consisting of a gas station, child daycare center, and approximately 10,000 square foot retail building that may contain a drive-through restaurant with outdoor seating.  Prior to this final Board approval, in January and February 2016, the Planning & Zoning Commission held public hearings on the proposed development.  The developers have now received all approvals from the Village to develop the property and construction work is underway.  Site preparation work started during April 2017.  Excavation work and utility installation occurred in May and June 2017.
  

Developer

The Fidelity Group, Lake Zurich

View Site Plans

:  Sparrow Ridge Concept Plans

Status

.  Site development and construction of buildings is occurring throughout the fall of 2017 and winter 2018 with final completion of Sparrow Ridge Plaza expected in early 2018.

Cummings Property - Steil Plaza of Lake Zurich

Southwest Corner of Quentin Road & Route 22



Summary

Developers from Central One LLC and MBI Development have proposed to build 24 single-family residence's and five acres of commercial retail space.  The commercial component was proposed to front Route 22 and Quentin Road and contain a bank, gas station with convenience store, a multi-tenant retail building, and a drive-through fast food restaurant.  At the June 5th Village Board meeting, this project was denied by the Village Board.  At the September 20, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, there was a public hearing for the developers to present their substantially revised proposal, with included larger lot sizes compared to the plan that was denied in June.

Developer

Central One LLC – Residential component 
                          Jameson Realty – Commercial component

View Site Plans

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Cummings Property Concept Plans & Details


Status: 

The public hearing that occurred on September 20, 2017 has been continued to a future Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in order to allow the developers to return with all the requested submittals to allow for a formal recommendation to be made to the Village Board.
   
Giordano’s Redevelopment 
455 South Rand Road

Summary

: Developers at GW Properties originally appeared before the Village Board for a courtesy review on September 21, 2015 seeking approval of a Planned Unit Development that includes the demolition of the former Giordano’s building, a reconfigured parking lot, and the construction of a new 8,400 square foot multi-tenant retail building.  The Village Board approved the concept and sent the development for further review at the Planning & Zoning Commission at meetings on December 16, 2015 and January 20, 2016. The PZC granted final approval for the development to proceed.

Developer:  GW Properties, Chicago  
View Site Plans:  GW Properties Site Plans 

Status

: The proposed redevelopment has received all final approvals by the Village and has now been pending real estate negotiations between the current property owners and developers. As of early November 2016, the Village has not issued any demolition or construction permits related to this project.