Mundelein Rockefeller Square & TOD

Date: 2012

Client: Village of Mundelein

Location: Mundelein, Illinois

Awards: CNU Illinois Merit Award 2012

In July 2012, the Village of Mundelein purchased a 10.5-acre property adjacent to the Village’s Metra station. Understanding the importance of developing a vision for this strategic property, the Village Board hired Farr Associates to prepare a viable redevelopment plan for the site. This plan included a central open space– named Rockefeller Square, and a public-private partnership with Weston Solutions. The project’s first phase included redevelopment of portions of the site and a 35,000 square foot office building housing Weston Solutions offices and Village Hall. Additional lots available for redevelopment are flexible and may include commercial, office, residential, and parking. New zoning laws were put into effect in order to permit more traditional mixed-use development patterns.

Within ten months from the plan kick off, the site redevelopment had begun. Old industrial buildings were razed. Utilities were laid, and the street infrastructure completed. The Village Hall/Weston Office building opened in Summer 2014. A retail component along Hawley Street is planned, and additional lots are available for office, retail, or residential construction.