Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods. Wheeling is known regionally and nationally as the home of the Milwaukee Avenue “Restaurant Row,” and is also the part-owner of Chicago Executive Airport, the third-busiest airport in Illinois.

Wheeling boasts a wide selection of housing options to serve the needs of potential residents, including world-class luxury condominiums, affordable rental properties in a variety of sizes, and single-family homes on tree-lined streets. Commuters benefit from easy access to Interstate 294, as well as from Metra rail service on the North Central Line via the Wheeling Metra Station. Wheeling residents enjoy convenient access to grocery stores and shopping centers, health care facilities, places of worship, and award-winning public schools. Wheeling Park District and Cook County Forest Preserve facilities also provide opportunities for recreation and for restorative contact with the natural world.

The mission of the Village of Wheeling is to provide all residents and businesses of the community with high quality public services. The Village is in the midst of over $230 million in new development projects with the Wheeling Town Center, Northgate Crossing, Uptown 500 mixed-use project, the Whitley Senior Housing Facility, and two spec industrial buildings totaling over 265,000-square feet. The Village Board has been very aggressive with business attraction programs and business incentives for new, large-scale development.

– Village President Pat Horcher

Latest News

Hamilton Partners Developed a 181,000 Sq. Ft. Spec Industrial Building

Hamilton Partners developed a 181,000 square foot spec industrial building at 720 Northgate Parkway designed for warehouse, distribution, logistics, and manufacturing uses. The project broke ground in April 2017 and was completed in November 2017.

Wheeling Town Center Is A $110 Million Transit-Oriented Master-Planned Mixed-Use Development...

Wheeling Town Center is a $100 million transit-oriented master-planned mixed-use development to be constructed at 351 West Dundee Road (the former Wickes Furniture site) adjacent to the Wheeling Metra Station.

Sitex Group Will Develop An 84,000 Sq. Ft. Spec Industrial Building

The developer has targeted warehouse, distribution, logistics and manufacturing uses for the property. The project will break ground in Summer 2017 and be completed in early 2018.

Property Tax Incentives

The Class 6b classification is designed to encourage industrial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate incentive for the development of new industrial facilities, the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures, and the industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings.

Wheeling Town Center New Construction and Improvements

The Town Center will feature nearly 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space anchored by a CMX premium movie theater, as well as a 294-unit apartment complex with a six-level internal parking deck. CMX’s build-out commitment to Wheeling represents an investment of over $10 million.

Prairie Crossings Shopping Center

The Prairie Crossings shopping center is located in the same complex that also contains the Westin Chicago North Shore hotel, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Devon Bank, and Massage Envy. More recently, the Village has assisted with the addition of Spears Bourbon–Burgers–Beer, PostNet, Subway and a drive thru Dunkin Donuts to Prairie Crossings. Finally, Black Lion Development received approval to construct a new 9,000-square-foot building to contain two signature restaurants.




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