The Village of New Lenox is a featured exhibitor at the International Convention of Shopping Centers, a regional trade group that brings municipalities, developers, real estate brokers and retailers under one roof to network and carve out deals.
The two-day event, Oct. 2-3, at Chicago's Navy Pier is an opportunity to show-off the unique qualities and assets that the Village of New Lenox has to offer, said Nancy Hoehn, village economic development director.
Hoehn along with Robin Ellis, community development director, will be touting the assets that make New Lenox stand out in a crowd. The village has a booth at the convention and hopes to capture the eye of developers and more by pointing out the opportunities along Route 30 through town. While the village can easily boast about housing development, good schools, proximity to Chicago and easy access to Interstates, Hoehn said she's looking to promote the development of specific properties.
"There's roughly 16 acres" available around the retail center anchored by Target, 2370 E. Lincoln Highway, that the village views as a prime property. InSite Real Estate, a national real estate developer, already owns 10 acres along Vancina Lane and Route 30, and the McVicker's development has another six acres in the New Lenox Town Center, anchored by Walmart. Both sites are ripe for development, she said.
In the past few months, the village has been in discussion with commercial interests exploring the advantages of New Lenox. "I think we'll see them coming in for approval in the next few months."
The regional convention is a good place to capture the attention of national as well as Midwest-focused business interests, she said. In May, Hoehn travelled to Las Vegas to attend the national ICSC.
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