New Development Projects & Businesses
This is a page to provide information about development and new businesses coming to the Village of Channahon. Check back frequently for updates and new information. For information on residential building and development, please visit our housing opportunities page.
- Casey's General Store
- Channahon Corporate Center
- Channahon Town Center Unit 4
- Cherry Bomb Sweets
- Crossroads 55
- Crow Holdings Industrial
- Delight Wish
- Love's Travel Center
- Thorntons Development Area
On October 11, 2019, Amazon announced plans to construct a fulfillment center, creating more than 500 new full-time jobs. Located in the Crossroads 55 Business Park, the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods. The building is scheduled to being operations in the fall of 2020.
On February 19, 2020, Amazon signed a lease for the available 750,000 s.f. building in the Channahon Corporate Center. Details of the operations in this building have not been provided. Building retrofits are currently underway and It is expected to be operating by the summer of 2020.
Casey’s General Store has plans underway to construct a new facility on the vacant land directly adjacent to their existing store. The new site will feature a larger modern store, additional fuel pumps, and a dual-lane car wash. The 00 prototypical store to be built is the largest of Casey’s store designs. There will be no semi-truck fueling at this location.
Following opening of the new site, Casey’s will remove all fuel capabilities from the current site and re-purpose it for additional commercial/retail development. Currently, engineering plans are under review and construction is anticipated to begin in 2020.
The Channahon Corporate Center is located north of Bluff Rd., along Exchange Blvd. The business park is home to a 749,554 square foot industrial building constructed by IDI Logistics, which has been leased by Amazon to begin operations mid-2020. The park is also the new home to the DNJ Intermodal Customer Care Headquarters. The available 252,208 s.f. speculative building by Crow Holdings Industrial completes the Channahon Corporate Center.
With the successful home building that occurred in Channahon Town Center during 2019, GDP Homes has submitted engineering plans for the next phase of residential construction. Known as Channahon Town Center Unit 4, the development plans will bring 50 new single family homes to the northwest portion of Channahon Town Center. Engineering plans are under review and the developer hopes to begin constructing roads and infrastructure in the spring of 2020. The developer’s plans are in-line with the overall development plans for Channahon Town Center, and is intended to be the last area of single detached family homes for the Channahon Town Center Project. The remaining vacant land is designated for future commercial and mixed-use development.
Now under renovation at the former BMO bank building located at 24745 W. Eames St., Cherry Bomb will be serving ice cream and assorted sweets. Renovation plans include removal of the bank drive-thru lanes, converting them into an under-canopy area for enjoying ice cream outdoors. The drive-thru lane nearest the building will remain to service the new business. BMO will retain the drive-up ATM at this location. The location should be operating in early 2020.
Directly adjacent to I-55, the Crossroads 55 Business Park is an industrial development situated on 290 acres both north and south of Amoco Road. Venture One Real Estate is the developer.
The first building is located just south of Amoco Road and was completed on a speculative basis in 2018; containing over 1-million square feet of available space.
In 2019, construction began on a build-to-suit project for Amazon. The more than one million square foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items. The building is scheduled to begin operation in the fall of 2020.
Also in 2020, Exchange Blvd. will be extended from its current terminus to, to Amoco Rd. Amoco Rd. and Bradley St. will also receive improvements, including widening. Vacant land east of the new Exchange Blvd. extension is still available for further development.
As their first entry into the Chicago market, Dallas, TX based Crow Holdings Industrial has constructed a 252,208 square foot precast industrial building. As part of the site development, South Bradley Street (formerly South Frontage Road East) was realigned to eliminate the potential for congestion at the intersection with Bluff Road.
The building has been completed on a speculative basis, and is currently available.
Delight Wish is a restaurant focusing on European Cuisine that is planned to open in early 2020. Known for their presence as a food vendor at Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival, Channahon residents Paul and Maggie Adamczyk spent years searching for a permanent location and developing a business model. The restaurant owners purchased the vacant building that used to house VCA Animal Hospital at 24725 W. Eames St. (near Dollar General). Extensive rehabilitation and renovation of the building has taken some time, but the owners expect to be operating later in 2020.
Locating on the grounds of the former Werner Trucking facilities at the southeast corner of I-55 and Bluff Road Love’s Travel Center will bring fueling and a trio of quick-serve restaurant options to serve the commuting public (Arby’s, Chester’s Chicken, Godfather’s Pizza).
Light truck and tire repair will be available through Speedco, also to be located on the site. The entrance to Love’s will align with Exchange Boulevard at Bluff Road, and a new traffic signal will be installed with the project. Engineering reviews are underway and construction is expected to begin in early 2020.
While the Thorntons travel center has been open for business since 2016, there remains more to be done at the site. Additional parcels are developed and available for restaurant users and a hotel site to be located on the eastern portion of the property.
For additional details, view the site marketing flyer (pdf).