economic development

Land off Halsted in Homewood sold to developers, parcel donated to IDOT

Two new restaurants may be coming to land near the corner of 175th and Halsted Streets in Homewood. The village is selling land near the intersection to developers and donating space to the Illinois Department of Transportation following action by the Homewood Village Board Sept. 12.

Homewood to consider selling land to developers

At their regular board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 12, Homewood trustees will consider selling three parcels of land at the northwest corner of Halsted and 175th streets that would enable redevelopment of the property.

Two developers are involved in the purchase. One developer, GMX, plans to build restaurants on the site. 

Homewood trustees to consider economic development measures, mining special use permit at Tuesday meeting

The Homewood Board of Trustees will have several economic development-related measures to consider at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

It will also consider granting a special use permit to allow Hanson Materials to conduct mining, blasting and extraction of aggregate in the quarry area just south of Interstate 80/294 and east of Halsted Street.

Homewood hires Mesaros as director of economic development

Homewood officials announced Friday, March 17, that the village has hired Angela Mesaros as director of economic development. She starts work on Monday, March 20.

Walmart opens new supercenter in Homewood

Walmart's new supercenter at 175th and Halsted streets opened its doors early Wednesday, Oct. 26, with fanfare provided by the Homewood-Flossmoor High School marching band and cheers by the store's staff. Walmart and village officials marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld.

Homewood hires consultant to help with development projects

Homewood officials have spent more than half a year laying the foundation for new redevelopment projects in the downtown area. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, one more piece was added to that foundation. Trustees approved a budget amendment for $83,750 and authorized Village President Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract with SB Friedman Development Advisors to serve as financial consultants for transit-oriented and other development projects.

Homewood officials seek greater restaurant variety

Village officials consider 2015 a good year for Homewood diners, but they also say "good" isn't good enough. They have been working recently to attract more eating establishments.

Want to see Trader Joe's in Homewood?

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld has been communicating with the Trader Joe's officials periodically for eight years in an effort to convince them to open a store here. Now there is an opportunity for local Trader Joe's fans to pitch in. 

Homewood trustees move to buy former restaurant on Dixie Highway

Homewood trustees agreed Tuesday to enter into a contract to purchase 18138 Dixie Highway, formerly Savoia T'Go Restaurant. One trustee questioned the wisdom of the purchase.

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