Target is aiming to become the Village of Lake Bluff's first true big box store as part of a major redevelopment of the former Shepard Chevrolet property at 930 Carriage Lane, near Route 176 and Waukegan Road.
A zoning application, which McVickers/Oxford Real Estate Equities presented to the village late last month, includes plans for a 139,000 square-foot Target store on 14 acres, reported the Chicago Tribune. The application will be reviewed by the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals on Feb. 20.
"There's certainly a high level of interest in it," Trustee Kathleen O'Hara told the Tribune. "We've never had this big of a store in Lake Bluff."
The closest store to Lake Bluff, a Super Target, is located at 313 E. Townline Road in Vernon Hills.
The store proposed for Lake Bluff will not be a Super Target with a full-scale grocery department, reported Pioneer Press, though it would offer pre-packaged food items.
The overall project also calls for a 4,200 square-foot bank and 6,800 square feet for other retail tenants, none of which have been revealed, reported the Tribune.
The approval process could take six to eight months, according to the Chicago Tribune. Developers are also requesting incentives such as a sales tax rebate.
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