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
- Crossroads 55
- Crow Holdings Industrial
- DNJ Intermodal
- Love's Travel Center
- Teresa Mae's Sweets
- Thorntons Development Area
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 later in 2019.
One location remains available for development in the Channahon Corporate Center, along Exchange Boulevard. The business park is home to a 749,554 square foot industrial building constructed by IDI Logistics, as well as projects underway by Crow Holdings Industrial and DNJ Intermodal. The remaining site is located north of the existing 749,554 square feet building, and contains approximately 23 acres which could house a building of up to 495,300 square feet.
Directly adjacent to I-55, Crossroads 55 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 in 2018; containing over 1-million square feet of available space. The second phase will bring additional transportation improvements with the completion of Exchange Boulevard between Bluff Road and Amoco Road.
As their first entry into the Chicago market, Dallas, TX based Crow Holdings Industrial is constructing a 252,208 square foot precast industrial building. As part of the site development, South Bradley Street (formerly South Frontage Road East) will be realigned to eliminate the potential for congestion at the intersection with Bluff Road realignment construction is to occur in Spring 2019, with the building scheduled to be completed shortly thereafter.
DNJ Intermodal will be constructing a new customer service headquarters facility in the Channahon Corporate Center, along Exchange Boulevard. The company is currently located in Channahon and will be constructing modern facilities for its office staff, as well as parking space for the company’s fleet operations. Construction is currently underway and the project expects to open the location later in 2019.
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 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 late 2019 or early 2020.
With the new configuration of U.S. Route 6 near Interstate 55, the existing speedway no longer has full access for vehicles to enter or exit the site. Speedway intends to construct a replacement facility across Route 6, at the northwest corner of Route 6 and the east Frontage Roads.
Speedway will be contributing to the signalization and intersection improvements at that location, in addition to extending municipal water main. Anticipated construction will begin in mid-2019. Following opening of the new location, the existing Speedway is planned to be demolished.
Now under renovation at the former BMO bank building located at 24745 W. Eames St., Theresa Mae's 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.
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.