The redevelopment of downtown Romeoville is moving forward according to Village Officials. The Village Board entered in to an exclusive Developer's Agreement with Harbour Contactors, Inc. to redevelop the site. "We are honored to be selected as the Master Developer and Construction Manager of this exciting project. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the Village of Romeoville." said Patrick C. Harbour, President of Harbour Contractors, Inc.
The agreement will be for 120 days which will allow staff to meet with consultants and finialize further documentation. Currently, the concept plan created by Hitchcock Design Group, consists of a Community Center, a 20,000 sq. ft. Grocery Store with three (3) outlots of approximately 5,000 sq. ft. each. Rick DiPego and Frank Guagliardo, owners of Fat Ricky's The Original Old World Pizza, are already in discussions with the Village on the new grocery store.
The property was purchased by the Village in 2008 and borders Route 53 on the east; Townhall Drive on the west; Phelps Ave on the north; Alexander Ave on the south. Since purchasing the property, the Village has created a new zoning district with design standards, created and implemented beautification programs, traffic studies and the stormwater detention has been designed. "The recent development plans are very encouraging, we look forward to the revitalization of this area," said Mayor John Noak. "This plan is already gaining attention by potential users. In addition, the Community Center will provide additional recreational opportunities as well as provide much needed community meeting space." Noak added.
Harbour Contractors is a 53 year old family owned and operated company headquartered in Plainfield, IL. Harbour has worked with many municipalities, heavy industrial clients, petro chemical companies, retail, commercial & office and eduction to mention a few.