EEA consultants have been asked to assist in the development of Wheeling Town Center, a proposed mixed-use development that will help establish a central community location near the train station. The 15-acre site has been on the minds of developers for years, as EEA also participated in planning for the replacement of the Wicke’s Furniture store on the site in 2005 and 2006. At that time, EEA worked with floodplain consultants to analyze studies of the site. By analyzing the site topography, EEA was able to determine the area of interest was not located in a floodplain as originally thought, making development easier moving forward.
Currently in the planning process, EEA will assist the development team in a Planned Unit Development (PUD) phase, followed by development of the site. Upon completion, the site will include several commercial buildings, totaling nearly 125,000 square feet of rentable commercial space and 777 surface parking spaces. Wheeling Town Center will truly be a central location for new residents, boasting a five-story residential building with nearly 300 one, two, and three bedroom units available in addition to the many commercial and retail offerings. Residents will also have use of an attached five-story parking structure and community theater, as well as improved access to an existing recreation center and rail transportation.