Wheeling Town Center
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) consultants assisted in the development of Wheeling Town Center, a proposed mixed-use development in Wheeling, Illinois. The 16.2-acre site has been on developers’ radar for years, as EEA also participated in planning for the replacement of the Wicke’s Furniture store on sight in 2005 and 2006.
At that time, EEA worked with floodplain consultants to analyze studies of the site. Through analyzing the site topography, EEA was able to determine the site was not located in a floodplain as originally thought, making development easier moving forward. Additionally, in 2005, FEMA was updating an existing Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). EEA provided the agency with background data information and calculations that resulted in a FIRM revision before publication.
EEA assisted the development team in a Planned Unit Development (PUD) phase, followed by the development of the site. The site now includes several commercial buildings, totaling nearly 125,000 square feet of rentable commercial space and 777 surface parking spaces.
Wheeling Town Center is truly a central location for new residents, boasting a 600,000 SF five-story residential building with 300 one, two, and three-bedroom units available. Residents have access to an attached five-story parking structure, a community theater, and access to an existing recreation center and rail transportation.
During the multi-phase planning and completion of Wheeling Town Center, EEA coordinated permitting and approvals with various local agencies, including:
Illinois Department of Transportation
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC)
Village of Wheeling
This project is a 2019 Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Project of the Year winner in the New Construction/Suburbs (above $20 million) category.