Central Manufacturing District
Global and regional industry resides here, from advanced manufacturing and food processing, to, technology hubs and distribution centers; the district offers prime land for development with integrated infrastructure. The district features an airport as well as hundreds of acres of undeveloped office, industrial, and employment park real estate.
“Greenfield” sites are in close proximity to West Chicago’s existing industrial, manufacturing, and traditional employment centers, creating an exciting synergy.
Downtown West Chicago
The walkable and commuter-friendly historic downtown features an eclectic mix of small locally owned shops, restaurants, residential lofts, and condominiums with a classic feel. Tt is a historic, walkable, mixed-use dining and entertainment district - a central gathering place for the community, and also also features a Metra station on the Union Pacific West Train Line along with some suburban-style, transit-oriented development.
Downtown West Chicago because this business district is not a U.S. or Illinois highway – this means the City has far greater control over its urban design than most suburban communities.
A major thoroughfare Roosevelt Road (IL Route 38) offers a dynamic commercial experience. Roosevelt Road is Illinois Route 38 and acts as a major arterial highway that connects Glen Ellyn and Wheaton to Geneva and the Fox River Valley. As a result, the corridor is designed to move traffic safely and efficiently throughout the Chicago region, within West Chicago, the business district is largely defined by a substantial interchange and viaduct structure at Illinois Route 59.
Our vibrant Neltnor Boulevard (IL Route 59) is home to multiple retail centers—Tower Station, West Chicago Plaza, Sandpiper Square, amongst others carrying professional services, grocery stores, retail banking, and more.
Neltnor Boulevard, otherwise known as Illinois Route 59, represents a tremendous economic development opportunity, primarily because the quality of existing development has been successful, but still leaves the capacity for potential improvement through redevelopment.
North Avenue (IL Route 64) is a premier commercial corridor that travels from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and locally connects suburbs like Elmhurst and Carol Stream to St. Charles and the Fox River Valley. The roadway is designed as a major, arterial state highway intended to move a high volume of traffic at high speeds. The corridor cuts through the very northern portion of West Chicago, acting as a critical business district for the City.