Click to Home
Help Center
Go To Search
Graphic Links
City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427

Warrenville News

Posted on: April 13, 2015

City Looks Forward to High Quality Housing on CCRS #1

As the effects of the Great Recession begin to subside and the housing market starts its rebound, the City is seeing residential development start up again. The 12-home Maple Terrace development along Batavia Road just east of Route 59 was completed and developers recently broke ground on the Herrick Woods Subdivision near Hubble Middle School. But the most exciting residential project is the long-awaited redevelopment of the 4.25 acre Civic Center Redevelopment Site #1 (CCRS #1), formally known as the Musselman property, between Rockwell Street and Manning Avenue, adjacent to the library.

For over a decade the City has worked to assemble properties, demolish the antiquated commercial and industrial buildings, remove extensive contamination, and ready it for high quality residential redevelopment. On April 6, 2015, the City Council approved a redevelopment agreement with David Weekley Homes, for new homes to be constructed on the site without use of tax incentives. This is the first redevelopment agreement approved by the City in over 20 years. David Weekley Homes began in 1976, and has grown to become the largest privately-held home builder in America. The company is the recipient of numerous national awards, remained profitable through the Great Recession, and was one of a small group of homebuilders selected to build homes in Walt Disney Company’s nationally recognized Celebration Community in Florida.

The proposed redevelopment plan for this site consists of a pedestrian friendly, high quality, moderate density, detached single-family residential project with homes having a projected sales price in the mid $300’s to the mid $400’s. David Weekely Homes is particularly focused on ensuring the development fits seamlessly into the existing neighborhood, with the goal of connecting to the civic center amenities around the property, such as the Warrenville Public Library and the Illinois Prairie Path.

This development meets the goals of the 2007 Old Town/Civic Center Subarea Plan, which was developed through a collaborative community input process. It is also consistent with recommendations outlined in the 2015 Economic Development White Paper, in which the City’s expert economic development consultants highlighted residential development as a key economic development opportunity for the City.

The City is excited to begin this project, which is scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2015. The new homes will be an economic development catalyst for the community – something citizens asked for in the 2005 and 2013 community surveys – and it will meet the demand of today’s evolving families and empty-nesters alike, offering homes of unique styles and amenities. No longer will this property be a dangerous, contaminated, vacant piece of land, but rather a place where residents can enjoy life in this community, forming the deep connections for which Warrenville is known and loved.

CCRS #1 Information
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email