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Harmony Square

Harmony Square is a new multi-use plaza set to open in early 2025 on 1.6 acres at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and North Street in the center of Downtown Tinley. Despite several delays that included changes in leadership, an economic downturn, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village’s vision for a first-class downtown has endured, with the development of Harmony Square front-and-center.

Harmony Square was designed by the Lakota Group as a “third place” beyond work and home for residents and visitors to come to and relax. An adaptive plaza space will accommodate events all year long, from Village staples such as the Holiday Market and Music in the Plaza to newer offerings like light shows and community gatherings. See a sample schedule here to get an idea of the kinds of programs that could be coming to Harmony Square.

Summer Concept
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HSquare - Summer (Resized)

Winter Concept 
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HSquare - Winter Overlay (Resized)

Harmony Square highlights include a synthetic turf lawn, a water feature, a 30x50’ concert stage to accommodate larger bands and performances, fire pits, a synthetic ice rink in the winter with curling lanes, a gateway pergola and much more.

The project also will include infrastructure improvements and the reconstruction and beautification of North and South streets with brick pavers and the construction of a new road connecting North and 173rd streets.

Harmony Square plans include the construction of three key buildings to house various amenities. The building at the northeast corner of Oak Park Avenue and 173rd Street will contain the concert stage, a green room/backstage area for acts, skate rental in the winter, and retail space on the side facing Oak Park Avenue. The smaller structure on the northeast corner of the plaza will be a support building with bathrooms and an indoor and outdoor VIP area.

HSquare Rendering - Teehans (Resized)

 
The third and largest structure will be a near-replication of Teehan’s Tavern, which will include a party room and the addition of an attached building that will have a restaurant with a rooftop bar to allow diners to enjoy the weather and watch concerts in Harmony Square.

While the old Teehan’s structure will be razed to make room for the new one, staff has worked closely with the site design team to emulate the building’s classic exterior as faithfully as possible out of respect for Teehan’s long and storied legacy in Tinley Park. Many pieces of the original building will even be incorporated into the new structure.

Oak Park Ave - Looking East Resized

West Point at Harmony Square
In addition to the plaza, the Village has plans for an adjacent mixed-use development called West Point at Harmony Square.

The development will have 60 two- and three-bedroom townhomes, as well as a mixed-use building with 63 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, covered parking, an amenity deck, a plaza overlook deck, open space, a fitness center, an on-site office and 4,350 square feet of retail space. The development will also include upgrades to the adjacent utilities, roadways, sidewalks and streetscape.

The developer hopes to break ground in spring/summer 2024 and complete the project within two years.
West Point Building

Additional Details
Harmony Square was designed using placemaking, a community-driven, collaborative, destination-focused process that pays attention to the interactions between the physical, social, ecological, economic and cultural qualities of a space. Placemaking is not focused on constructing buildings, attracting great businesses or designing a plaza, but considers all those things. From redevelopment to streetscape improvements to events and programs this project focuses on placemaking in downtown Tinley Park. An important piece of this placemaking is Harmony Square. The placemaking process was interactive and featured multiple opportunities for the community to shape the final outcome of Harmony Square.


Teehan's Tavern Exhibit
The Village worked with longtime Teehan's Tavern owner and operator Regis Teehan to create a short documentary series and story chronicling the history of the tavern, from its inception in the 1850s all the way to the present day. You can see both at the links below or at a new exhibit on display at the Tinley Park Historical Society, 6727 W. 174th St. For hours and more information, visit TinleyParkHistoricalSociety.org.

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