Economic Development

Retail Market Study

Materials from the 2009 Retail Market Study conducted by the Village of Grayslake are now available for viewing by clicking the link below. At the April 13, 2010 Economic Development Commission meeting the Village of Grayslake released the results of the 2009 Consumer Survey, which was distributed to Grayslake residents during the summer of 2009. From the results, the Village created a Retail Market Development Plan to help recruit new business to Grayslake and help grow existing businesses.

For more information on the Retail Market Development Plan, please contact the Village of Grayslake at 847-223-8515.

Retail Market Plan

 

Chamber Services Contract
In 1998, the contract between the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Grayslake's Economic Development Commission was designed to provide support services that promote economic development in the Grayslake area. Some of the services provided by the chamber under the contract include:

  • Administrative / clerical support

  • A minimum of four promotional events per year

  • Advertising programs for existing businesses

  • Marketing efforts for economic development in the community


These economic development services have provided local businesses advertising, promoting the community and its businesses, downtown business promoting events, an annual business media fair, and seminars on new business practices open to the business community.

The Chamber has a Director that serves as a liaison between the EDC and the Chamber Board of Director.

Chamber of Commerce / EDC Events
These 2010 events are organized by the Chamber of Commerce under its contract with the Grayslake Economic Development Commission.

  • 15th Annual Arts Festival – June 19

  • 5K Family Fun Run – July 10

  • Summer Days – August 20 & 21

  • Business Trick-or-Treating - October 30

  • Tree Lighting - November 26

 

Sites Available for Development within the Village of Grayslake

For more information regarding the sites listed below or other general information related to business or economic development opportunities in the Grayslake area, please contact Kirk Smith, Zoning Officer at

847-223-8515, email ksmith@villageofgrayslake.com

BUILDINGS
Street Size Description Zoning Contact
1077 S. Corporate Circle 9000 sq. ft. Office/Warehouse General Business (GB) Kevin Waldenstrom, Century 21 United II 847-650-8025
Corner of Rt. 83 & Ziegler Dr 2,476 sq. ft - Three Lots Three lots dimensions 150 X 415 deep (on Route 83), Corner of Route 83 & Ziegler Drive. Zoned transition commercial for $500,000 Transition Commercial Denise Swaton, Smart Space Realty, 847-226-2361
Route 83 & Lexington Lane Varies Office & Retail Shopping Center Business Michael Racana, 815-455-4440, ext. 277
305 Route 83 Two units - 675 sq. ft. and 2,144 sq. ft. Office Space General Business (GB) Kurt Engdahl, 847-828-8780
Route 120 0.89 acres Route 120 Frontage building with lot General Business (GB) Will Montgomery, Jeff Bell Real Estate Broker, 847-601-1201
888 E. Belvidere Varies Small business condominium leases (office space available) Limited Industry (LI) Larry Dyer, Platford Group, 847-201-1900
Route 83/Shorewood Road Varies Small business condominium leases (office space available) Limited Industry (LI) Larry Dyer, Platford Group, 847-201-1900
NW Corner of Rt. 120 & Lake St. 16,000 sq. ft. Lot with Building General Business (GB) Phil Seitz, 847-234-3738
683 Center Street Varies Condominium deveolpment for small businesses General Business (GB) Wayne Wodach, Northern Aire, 847-223-0714
1275 E. Belvidere Rd. 1,500 - 15,000 sq. ft. Belvidere Medical Building (medical office space) General Business (GB) Yan Razdolsky, 847-548-4200
960-970 Harris Rd. 1,000-2,200 sq. ft. Station Square at Prairie Crossing: Retail space for lease on Route 137 across from Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Metra Station Planned Unit Development (PUD) Terra Firma Co. Owner 773-388-2600; 773-251-4442
         
CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
Street Size Description Zoning Contact
123 Center Street 1,652 sq. ft. Lease Central Business (CB) Michael Franq, 847-674-6637
109 Center Street
TBD Rent Central Business (CB) 847-721-3335
11 Center Street 2,000 sq. ft. Rent Central Business (CB)
847-276-5980
2 N. Lake Street 5,870 sq. ft. Sale Commercial Transition (CT) Baird & Warner Realty, 847-367-1855
10 N. Lake Street
TBD Lease - Unit 111 Central Business (CB) Horizon Realty, 847-548-8100
10 N. Lake Street
TBD Lease - Unit 107A Central Business (CB) Schnitzler Realty, 847-548-8100
102 Center Street 1,650 sq. ft. Lease Central Business (CB) Nancy Stanley, 847-691-4487
106 Center Street
1,500 sq. ft Lease Central Business (CB) Nancy Stanley, 847-691-4487
170 Center Street
TBD TBD Central Business (CB) Shelley Auble, 847-331-5268
381 Center Street



Varies Rent Central Business (CB) Rick Bolt, 608-544-3100
         
LAND PARCELS
Street Size Description Zoning Contact
739 E. Belvidere Rd.
150 ft X 150 ft. (approximately 1/2 acre) Vacant Lot N/A William Montgomery, 847-567-0216
Atkinson Road



10 acres Vacant Lot, High F.A.R. Residential 1 (possible commercial) Paul Ziegler. MEI Realty, 847-358-5000
34692 N. Route 83 3.67 acres N/A GB Louis Blacher, 847-356-9001
SE Corner Rt. 83 & Washington Street 100,000 sq. ft. Mixed use / retail development for lease of sale SCB N/A
NE Corner of Rt 83 & Lake Street 9.1 acres Sale R-1 Nancy Barker, 847-223-4800
NW Corner of Rt 83 & Lake Street 3.67 acres Land parcel General Business (GB) Robert Frank, 847-356-LAND, ext - 11
SE Corner of Rt 45 & Rt 120
40 acres Vacant land parcel, divisible or combinable with adjacent parcels Shopping Center Business (SCB) Various Owners
SE Corner of Rt 45 & Rt 120
10 acres Vacant land parcel Shopping Center Business (SCB) Victor Cacciatore, Cacciatore Realty, 312-987-1900
Ivanhoe Rd, East of Rt 137
42 acres Vacant land parcel Shopping Center Business (SCB) Eve Lee, Prairie Holdings, 847-548-4062, ext. 23
SW Corner of Atkinson Rd. and Washington Street
2.8 acres Vacant land parcel Shopping Center Business (SCB) Robert Elbrecht, Tri-County Realty, 847-360-1375, ext 11
SW Corner of Center Street and Atkinson Rd.
1.33 acres Outlot, corner lot General Business (GB) Steve Fox, Fox Properties, 815-385-1155; 312-642-1882; 815-236-1712
Atkinson Rd. South of Center Street
1 acre Outlot, corner lot Limited Industry (LI) N/A
Route 137
7,000 sq ft. - 1.5 acres Station Square at Prairie Crossing: Retail space for lease on Route 137 across from Prairie Crossing/Libertyville Metra Station Planned Unit Development (PUD) Terra Firma Co. (owner) 773-388-2600; 773-251-444
Ziegler Drive
1-10 acres Various land parcels for sale, build-to-suit or development partnership opportunity Limited Industry (LI) to Shopping Center Business (SCB) Paul Ziegler, MEI Realty, 847-358-5000
         
SHOPPING CENTERS
Street Size Description Zoning Contact
15 Commerce Drive
900 sq. ft. Small office suite /move in ready build out General Business (GB) Mike Marling, Marling Management, 847-249-8322
401-411 S. Route 83
Varies Three Roads Center with various office/retail units General Business (GB) J. Matt Marling, Marling Management, 847-249-8322
Route 120
Various Outlots and Buildings Mapleview Shopping Center with Jewel/Osco anchor with various outlots and buildings Shopping Center Business (SCB) Inland Real Estate, 630-218-8000
NE Corner of Rt 45 & Rt 120
N/A Country Faire Plaza, shopping center with multiple outlots and buildings (Walgreens Anchor) Shopping Center Business (SCB) Richard Englehart, Nordic Properties, 847-336-0900
Route 137 & Casey Rd. 100,000 sq. ft. Proposed shopping center Planned Unit Development (PUD) Eve Lee, Prairie Holdings, 847-548-4062, ext. 23
Southeast corner of Center Street & Commerce Drive Varies Center Street Square Shopping Center Shopping Center Business (SCB) N/A
NW Corner of Atkinson Rd. and Center Street 37,000 sq. ft. Medical and Office Space Central Business A (CBA) Kevin Waldenstrom, 847-650-8025
SW Corner of Atkinson Rd. and Center Street Varies Shopping Center General Business (GB) Steve Fox, Fox Properties, 815-385-1155; 312-642-1882; 815-236-1712
SE Corner of Atkinson Rd. and Center Street 41,000 sq. ft. Market Square Shopping Center, Piggly Wiggly anchor Shopping Center Business (SCB) Kevin Waldenstrom, 847-650-8025
116 South Rt. 83 N/A Shopping Center with multiple available spaces General Business (GB) J. Matt Marling, Marling Management, 847-249-8322
Route 83 & Lake Street



5,500 sq. ft. Swanson Corners Shopping Center General Business (GB) DickSwanson, 847-546-4820
Lake Center Place



22,000 sq. ft. Shopping center (divisible) General Business (GB) Schnitler Commercial Real Estate, 847-548-8100
Route 137 & Harris Rd. Varies Station Square at Prairie Crossing: Neighborhood shopping center across from Metra station with retail space for lease and build-to-suit opportunities Planned Unit Development (PUD) Terra Firma Co. (owner); 773-388-2600; 773-251-4442
Washington Street Varies Shopping center with offices and retail spaces for lease, across from College of Lake County Shopping Center Business (SCB) Michael Doran, Washington Square; 847-548-8900

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