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Incoming Developments to Help Shape Future of Wood Dale

Post Date:11/08/2018 6:47 PM

The face of Wood Dale is about to undertake another change thanks to several upcoming economic developments within the City. With both commercial and residential projects in the planning stages, Wood Dale will soon see new fixtures throughout the community.


The southeast corner of Irving Park and Addison Road, which formerly housed a Marathon station, is currently in the process of being redeveloped into a new gas station with 7-11 convenience store and  4200 square-foot, two-tenant restaurant/retail space that will include drive-through access and outdoor café space for food service. The project will combine three land parcels into one cohesive development with cross access and parking.

This project is a driving force for investment in economic redevelopment along the Irving Park Road commercial corridor, one of the City’s key comprehensive plan objectives. It will attract new visitors and be instrumental in enhancing the appearance of the corridor with the potential to facilitate additional redevelopment along Irving Park Road.   


A second proposed project that would invigorate Wood Dale’s downtown district is also in position to take place in the near future. A five-building, multi-story development consisting of approximately 150 upscale residential units will potentially be constructed just south of City Hall, at the site of the former SBT bank space, also incorporating land on the east side of Wood Dale Road along Front Street. In addition to housing, the development would provide a commercial opportunity for a retailer or restaurant. This proposal, still in its early stages, is primed to lead to additional redevelopment in the area, and increase population density, benefitting Wood Dale.

The City of Wood Dale is dedicated to enhancing its community through economic development opportunities and looks forward to the potential these, and other future projects, would bring to the area.