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Current Projects

The Village of Tinley Park has several ongoing or upcoming projects/initiatives occurring in town.

Downtown Tinley Redevelopment
See below for more information on Downtown Tinley redevelopment occurring in the Village of Tinley Park.

The Boulevard
The Boulevard is a 296,419-square-foot, mixed-use development at the southeast corner of South Street and 67th Court. The building was constructed by South Street Development, LLC and is four stories tall, with 29,853 square feet of retail space on the first floor and 165 residential apartment units (99 one-bedroom and 66 two-bedrooms) above. It is being constructed in two phases on approximately three acres of land, built of a combination of brick, precast stone and Hardie Board Siding. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 5 at the site. Phase One is completed, and apartments are 100% leased. Popus Gourmet Popcorn will be occupying a portion of the first floor retail space and is expected to open this winter. For more information, please visit www.blvdcentral.com.
Project Update [January 2022]: Phase Two construction plans have been submitted and are under review. Temporary siding is being installed on the east facade of Phase 1. Due to delays in the construction of Phase 2, a weather-tight barrier was required. 

The Boulevard as of July 2021


The Banging Gavel
The Banging Gavel will be a brewery, restaurant/public house, outdoor patio and residence housed in the historic Vogt building at 6811 Hickory St., Tinley Park. The brewing production will occur on the ground floor. The restaurant/public house will be on the first floor, and private events and the kitchen will be on the second floor. The outdoor patio will provide food and beverage service, as well as live music. The third floor will be a private residential unit. The restaurant/public house will be open Tuesday through Sunday with reduced hours for the patio. The brewery will operate seven days a week.
Project Update [August 2021]: The outdoor patio is open until November 1. The owner is still trying to get financing to complete the interior and exterior of the building.

Banging Gavel on June 3, 2021

Harmony Square Plaza
The Harmony Square development will be a public plaza located in Downtown Tinley. The development is a key component of the Village's branding initiative that makes music the focus of Tinley Park. This downtown public space will be programmed at least 250 days of the year and will be a destination for residents and regional visitors alike.
Project Update [April 2021]: The Village is in the process of acquiring the final parcel of property required to proceed with construction. Court proceedings have been delayed due to COVID-19.


Village-Wide Projects
See below for more information on Village-wide projects occurring in the Village of Tinley Park.

Smoothie King
The new owner has completed the demolition of the former Brown’s Chicken building to construct a new Smoothie King. The site will have dual drive-thru lanes with one-way circulation around the site. Overall landscaping and signage improvements are proposed, which are expected to upgrade the entrance into the Village. This property is within the Village’s 159th Street and Harlem Avenue TIF District.
Smoothie King 1 12-2021


Oak Ridge Subdivision
Oak Ridge will be a new residential subdivision constructed by DR Horton near Ridgeland and Oak Forest avenues at the former Panduit Headquarters property. DR Horton is the nation’s largest homebuilder by volume, with extensive development experience nationally and within the Chicago area market. The project will consist of 81 new detached single-family homes and 162 townhome units. The project will include the development of a three-acre public park in the center and includes sidewalks, walkways and additional open space. The subdivision includes proximity to Downtown Tinley shops/restaurants, the Metra station, Freedom Pond Park, Cook County Forest Preserve trails and Tinley Park High School. The walkable location makes it an attractive location to many future residents. Single-family homes include an all-brick, first-floor exterior in various ranch and two-story model designs. Townhomes will have two and three bedrooms with an attached garage. The project has requested rezoning and a preliminary Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval, and it is anticipated to get final design approval in spring 2022. Site work, utilities and model construction will begin soon after final approval is received.

Oak Ridge Subdivision


Brixmor Redevelopment
Brixmor is redeveloping the Tinley Park Plaza shopping center on the east side of Harlem Avenue, just south of 159th Street. Brixmor’s phased renovation plan will cost about $22 million and includes demolition of approximately 87,000 square feet of the in-line center and construction of new retail spaces to accommodate the retailers under contract, as well as others yet to be determined. Future renovations will include the creation of new tenant spaces, improvements to the north end of the in-line center, and separating the current in-line center into two buildings for better access to loading docks and service entrances essential for deliveries. The Village will offer financial assistance in an amount not to exceed $9.9 million, or 50% of the actual project costs, whichever is lower. This financial assistance will come from a combination of TIF incremental revenues from the shopping center properties alone, and incremental municipal sales taxes (1%) from all the businesses located in the shopping center over a 10-year period. A maximum of $8.1 million of TIF-eligible costs are to be paid from the TIF increment generated, with the remainder (as much as $1.8 million) to be paid from incremental sales taxes.
Project Update [October 2021]: Burlington opened in September 2021. The remaining space for a future tenant is expected to be open by February 2022.

Brixmoor Development in August 2021

Pete's Fresh Market
Phase 1 was approved in September of 2020 and included the granting of a Special Use for the warehouse in the former K-Mart building. The approvals were conditioned upon occupancy of the grocery store by September 1, 2022. Phase 3 will involve the subdivision of property along Harlem Avenue for outlots. Phase 2 includes the construction of an 88,608-square-foot Pete’s Fresh Market store; 51,831 square feet of in-line retail tenant space north of the grocery store; a 12,400-square-foot expansion of the warehouse; an expansion of the existing dock on the south side of the warehouse building; and the addition of a new dock area south of the warehouse addition. The groundbreaking is scheduled for sometime between late January and March, depending on the weather and supply availability.

Petes Fresh Market


Former Tinley Park Mental Health Center Property
At approximately 280 acres, the State Campus property (formerly occupied by the Tinley Park Mental Health Center) is the single-largest development opportunity in Tinley Park. The Village has the opportunity to create a legacy project that can complement the entire Village. Following a Request for Qualifications to the development community, which resulted in five proposals, the Village entered into an Exclusive Negotiation Rights Agreement (ENRA) with Melody Square, LLC in January 2019. In Spring 2019, the Village was approached by Rick Heidner, part of the Melody Square team, about building a harness race track, casino, hotels, restaurant and other entertainment venues on the Tinley Park Mental Health Center site, an option made possible by recent legislation passed by the State of Illinois expanding gambling in the State and specifically authorizing a racetrack/casino in the south suburban area. Presently, the Village is working with the State to secure the property while the developer is in the process of applying for licenses from both the Illinois Gaming and Racing boards.
Update: See a timeline of recent events on the Former Mental Health Center Property page.

Floor and Decor
Floor and Decor is proposing to locate in the existing Burlington tenant space, which is expected to be vacated this year when they relocate to their newly constructed space in the adjacent Tinley Park Plaza redevelopment. Floor and Decor is proposing facade upgrades to bring the building in compliance with its corporate standards. Additionally, due to the need for a separate customer pickup area, the east side of the building will have adjustments to the parking and drive aisles. The property owner also is proposing to make upgrades to the overall site that would increase landscaping, enhance its overall appearance and improve traffic safety. The improvements help to tie the property into the neighboring interconnected shopping centers with more recent upgrades (Menard’s and Tinley Park Plaza).
Project Update [November 2021] Site work has begun. 

Floor and Decor Rendering

Wayfinding Sign Program
The Marketing Department, in coordination with the Marketing and Branding Commission, has been working with KMA on the development of a Village-wide wayfinding sign program. This initiative has included the development and review of the Village's existing sign inventory, the facilitation and analysis of a public survey, research on local and federal regulatory signage requirements and the collection of vehicular traffic counts throughout the community. Update: This project has been deferred until 2023.


Harlem/Vollmer Business Park
The development at Harlem Avenue and Vollmer Road is proposed on 110.94 acres, with approximately 1,262,000 square feet of floor space over three industrial buildings. The development may be completed in as many as three phases. The proposed development is expected to bring additional jobs to the area and property tax revenue to the various taxing districts. Learn more on the Harlem/Vollmer project page.


The Magnuson
The Magnuson is a multi-family development with 144 units to be located at 19248-19288 Magnuson Lane. The luxury apartment complex, which includes a clubhouse, pool and roof terraces, was approved by the Village Board on Dec. 5, 2017. There will be four residential structures with 36 residential apartment units in each with underground parking.
Project Update [November 2021]: Revisions to building elevations are being reviewed at a public hearing in front of the Plan Commission November 18, 2021.


Water Meter Replacement
The Village of Tinley Park has hired United Meters, Inc. to replace all Severn-Trent/Elster water meters in town with Sensus iPERL water meters.
Project Update [December 2021]: Water meter installations are 99.9% complete. The Village has sent letters to all non-compliant residents, with some of them responding and scheduling appointments to have meters changed and avoid additional fees. The Village has 20 meters in the "less than one inch" size to replace.


Loyola Medicine Southwest Ambulatory Care Center
The Loyola Medicine Southwest Ambulatory Care Center is to be developed into a two-story, 72,000-square-foot medical center on a 25.75-acre lot at the southeast corner of LaGrange Road and 179th Street.  The medical clinic will be entirely outpatient. Services include an ambulatory medical clinic for primary care, a range of medical specialties and a cancer care center.  This proposed project is expected to begin site and foundation work this fall/winter and be operational in 2023. It is anticipated to bring additional jobs to the area and provide needed medical services to 1,500 patients a week.
Project Update [November 2021]:  The Village Board approved all plans and a development agreement on November 16, 2021.

Loyola Southwest Care Center


Holiday Inn
SD Hospitality LLC has submitted building permits to construct a new Holiday Inn hotel on the property at 18320 North Creek Drive. The proposed Holiday Inn hotel is 63,471 square feet and four stories tall on a 2.47-acre lot in the North Creek Business Park. The full-service hotel will have 108 rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness room, meeting rooms, an outdoor patio, a dining area and a hotel lounge with a bar.
Project Update [August 2021]: The project is under construction.

Holiday Inn 12-2021


Pavement Projects
See below for more information on infrastructure projects occurring in the Village of Tinley Park.

Pavement Management Project
The Pavement Management Program is an annual program that resurfaces/repairs roadways in the Village. More information is available on the Public Works page.
Project Update [December 2021]: This project is complete and is currently being closed out..

175th Street Improvements
The Village is conducting an engineering study for improvements to 175th Street from Oak Park to approximately 600 feet east of Ridgeland Avenue; Ridgeland Avenue from approximately 600 feet south of 175th Street north to Oak Forest Avenue; and Oak Forest Avenue from Ridgeland Avenue to 1100 feet east. Proposed improvements entail total reconstruction of the roadways, including: new curb and gutter, sidewalks, a multi-use path along Ridgeland Avenue, on-street bike lanes along 175th Street, a new drainage system, proposed roadway lighting, and various utility improvements. For this project, the Village is working with the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways. Final design approval is anticipated for summer 2020, with a construction schedule that is to-be-determined and subject to Cook County funding and right of way acquisition.
Project Update [December 2021]: The Village and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways are still in negotiations on the IGA and Phase III construction oversight of this project. CCDOTH is requesting additional funds from the Village; however, the Village is requesting further justification for this request. The plans have been completed by REL.


Infrastructure Improvement Projects
See below for more information on water and sewer projects occurring in the Village of Tinley Park.

84th Avenue/179th Street Bike Path Extension
The Village will be extending the bike path between the 183rd Street trail and the 179th Street trail. The estimated construction cost is $210,000. The Village would pay 20% (or $42,000), with the remaining 80% (or $168,000) paid through federal funds. The construction engineering is also grant eligible at 80/20; the Village’s share would be $6,200, and the federal share would be $24,800. The Village will host a public hearing on this project if sufficient resident interest is demonstrated. See the Public Hearing Offer Notice for more information.

LaGrange Road Utility Design
The Village has contracted with Baxter & Woodman to design utilities from 179th Street to 183rd Street.  The design of these utilities will help spur redevelopment in the area.
Project Update [January 2022]: The Village received bids on Dec. 22, 2021. The Village Board awarded the project to Steve Spiess Construction at its Jan. 4, 2022 meeting.

Apple Lane Pond
Apple Lane Pond located at 161st Street and Creekmont Court has eroded so much that it eliminated the required amount of oxygen for wildlife to survive on hot days. The pond needs to to be dredged and replanted; a complete restoration is needed. This project includes sediment removal (Phase One) and shoreline restoration (Phase Two).
Project Update [December 2021]: Site stewardship activities have resumed for the season, and the contractor is again making regular site visits to control invasive species and assure establishment of the project planting areas. After this season there is one more year of site stewardship and a prescribed burn to be completed. The project completion is anticipated in fall 2022.

Fairfield Glen Pond
Fairfield Glen Pond at 88th Avenue and LaPorte Road needs major ecological restoration to get all invasive species issues under control; plant material is overgrown and taking over the pond. 
Project Update [December 2021]: Site stewardship activities have resumed for the season, and the contractor is again making regular site visits to control invasive species and assure establishment of the project planting areas. After this season there is one more year of site stewardship and a prescribed burn to be completed. The project completion is anticipated in fall 2022..

Hydrant Flushing
Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants. It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the Village's water distribution system. It ensures adequate water flow is available to firefighters, residents and businesses. It also helps maintain the Village's water clarity and quality by clearing iron and mineral deposits from the water mains (distribution pipes). The Village begins annual hydrant flushing in mid-September after water restrictions are lifted. Flushing continues until the weather drops below 32 degrees. Flushing restarts in early spring once temperatures allow.

Hydrant Painting
The hydrant painting program is a multi-year program in which the Village's selected contractor comes to a specific area of town to paint hydrants. The Village has divided the town into multiple sections based on number of hydrants. The contractor sandblasts each hydrant, sprays the hydrant with a primer, and then paints the hydrant yellow. The caps of the fire hydrants are painted a different color based on the water main size. The color coding helps Village staff in the field when there's a water main leak or when other repairs are needed to the water main. The hydrants are also updated into GIS with the date they have been painted.
Project Update [December 2021]: The contractor has completed a portion of the hydrants. Work has stopped due to weather.  Work will resume early spring unless weather allows hydrants to be painted during the winter months.

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing
The Village's smoke testing project consists of inspecting sanitary sewer manholes and smoke testing the sewer pipes between manholes. The smoke is non-toxic and should not enter homes unless there is an issue with your private sewer service. There is no need for the contractors performing the work to enter homes. See the project area map or a list of frequently asked questions for more information. Other questions can be directed to Public Works at (708) 444-5500.
Project Update [December 2021]: Report of all findings during the smoke testing has been received. The Village is reviewing all the issues that were found in order to create a plan to efficiently and effectively lower the I&I reaching the system.

Post 4 Rehabilitation
The Village will be performing rehabilitation work at the existing Post 4 sewage lift station at 8399 Brookside Glen Drive. This Village-owned facility is used to pump domestic sewage away from the residential subdivision to sewer interceptor pipes which convey the sewage to existing wastewater treatment plants. The work will include removal and replacement of existing landscaping, replacement of the lift station control building with a new building of similar size and electrical upgrades including new standby natural gas generator housed inside the building. The work is scheduled to  commence in June 2021 and be completed by September 2021. There will be no interruptions to the domestic sewage system. There may be local lane closures adjacent to the lift station for equipment delivery for short durations throughout the day. Access to driveways will not be impacted during construction. Please contact the Public Works Department at (708) 444-5500 with any questions.


Non-Village Projects
The below projects are not being conducted by the Village of Tinley Park but are included here as a reference for residents.

175th St./Ridgeland Ave./Oak Forest Ave. Reconstruction Project
The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways repaired sections of 175th Street from Oak Park to Ridgeland avenues in October 2019. Work included grinding the road two inches down at spots, followed by paving. These repairs are only temporary fixes intended to improve the condition of the road for the winter.
Project Update [December 2021]: The Village and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways are still in negotiations on the IGA and Phase III construction oversight of this project. CCDOTH is requesting additional funds from the Village; however, the Village is requesting further justification for this request. The plans have been completed by REL.

80th Avenue Widening Project
Will County will perform widening and reconstruction of 80th Avenue from 191st Street to 183rd Street. The project will include constructing additional through lanes and turn lanes; the construction/reconstruction of two 12-foot through lanes in each direction; the construction of an 18-foot barrier median; traffic signal installation/modifications at 185th Street and 183rd Street; construction of noise walls on the northwest corner of the 183rd street intersection; replacement of triple circular culverts with a bridge over Union Drainage Ditch; and replacement of culvert for a tributary to the Union Drainage Ditch. Part of this project includes construction of a 190-foot-long bridge over Union Drainage Ditch. The bridge will include two 12-foot lanes in each direction and a 15-foot multiuse path.
Project Update [December 2021]: Both easements have been obtained by Will County, and the project is scheduled to go out to bid on the IDOT Bulletin in December 2021/January 2022 with construction starting in the Spring of 2022.

80th Avenue Bridge Branding

Oak Lawn Water Rates/Infrastructure Improvements
The water system infrastructure improvements that Oak Lawn and its engineering firm have been designing are scheduled to be completed in 2023. The new system will have dual, redundant feeds; more modern and efficient pump stations; and significantly larger capacity.

Nicor Gas System Modernization
Nicor Gas and its contractor (NPL) will be modernizing the gas systems in Tinley Park. Read the project newsletter for more information, including project-specific contact information, descriptions of the major steps involved in the project, and what to expect if your property will be directly involved. For other information, visit Nicor's website, call (630) 388-3333 or send an email to G2investinginillinois@southernco.com.

I-80/Ridgeland Avenue Bridge
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has hired Era-Valdivia Contractors to clean and paint the bridge at Interstate 80 and Ridgeland Avenue. The project has a 60 working-day limit and doesn’t include removal of any bridge components. Lanes will only be closed when the contractor is on-site working, and signs will be placed in advance to notify drivers.

Interstate 80 Bridge Work
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is undertaking a $48 million project to replace the eastbound Interstate 80 bridges over Hickory Creek, Richards Street, Rowell Avenue/Canadian National Railroad and westbound over Richards Street, in Joliet, Rockdale and New Lenox. The project is part of advance work leading to the $1.2 billion reconstruction of I-80 through Will County as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program. Read the IDOT news release for more information.