Request for Proposal - Main Street Triangle

Request for Proposal - Main Street Triangle
Posted on 04/28/2008

The Village of Orland Park ("Village") has undertaken the redevelopment of what is commonly known as the "Main Street Triange District" (the "Triange"). This redevelopment meets a long time goal of Mayor Daniel McLaughlin and the Village Board of creating a pedestrian friendly downtown district for Orland Park, centered around a new Metra commuter station located at 142nd Street just west of LaGrange Road. The Village has made substantial progress in the last few years in terms of land acquisition, as well as infrastructure and transportation improvements to prepare for the development of this downtown district. The Village is now seeking a developer (or developers) to design, construct and market a high-end, mixed-use development that will include certain retail and commercial space, complimented by the residential and transportation aspects of the development.

The Triangle property is bounded generally by LaGrange Road to the east, 143rd Street to the south and the Metra Southwest Service Line/Southwest Highway to the west. The property consists of approximately 27 acres, including the Orland Plaza corner, and is anchored by a new Metra commuter train station that was completed in 2007.

The Village is the current owner of all the property within the Triangle, with the exception of the Orland Plaza at the northwest corner of 143rd Street and LaGrange Road. The Village has conducted Phase I and Phase II environmental analyses on the property and has remediated any environmental issues. The Village has constructed a new entry boulevard (142nd Steet) that leads into the Metra commuter station from LaGrange Road. The Village has also constructed Main Street, beginning at the northwest corner of Crescent Park and ending at 143rd Street just east of the rail tracks. The northern extension of Jefferson Avenue is constructed as well, leading from 142nd Street to the completed detention facility that is designed to provide detention for the entire Triangle at complete build out. The new 142nd Street and Main Street provide significant gateway entrances into the development and provide the main downtown pedestrian friendly streets.