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Rosemary Mackey
(630) 293-2200 x139

City of West Chicago

475 Main Street
West Chicago, Illinois 60185

Request for Qualifications Deadline Extended
Through February 29, 2012 for Historic West Chicago Property

    The City of West Chicago is looking for a developer to restore the historic building at 151 W. Washington Street for commercial use within the West Washington Street Redevelopment Project.  
West Chicago, Illinois: February 9 , 2012 - The City of West Chicago, Illinois is seeking a qualified developer to rehabilitate a historic structure for retail, restaurant, office or cultural uses that is situated within the West Washington Street Redevelopment Project area.

The property is located at 151 W. Washington Street and is known as the Joel Wiant House. It was constructed circa 1869. It is a contributing structure within the locally designated Turner Junction Historic District and is listed on two state-wide historical surveys.

Rehabilitation of this property should result in a building that can accommodate viable commercial uses within the larger Redevelopment Project while preserving those portions or features that convey its historical, cultural and architectural value. A walk through of the building is required by interested parties. The deadline for Request for Qualification submittals is February 29, 2012 .

The City has acquired approximately 14 acres on the west side of downtown West Chicago. The Redevelopment Project area will include a new City Hall, new buildings for retail and office uses, and off-street parking. In addition, the West Chicago Park District is contemplating a community center within the Redevelopment Project area.

Additional information regarding the property and the rehabilitation project requirements may be found here. Inquiries may be addressed to Robert Hupp, Interim Director of Community Development at or (630) 293-2200 ext. 131.

For Download: Revised for Extended Deadline Request for Qualification (PDF - 2.7 MB)


West Chicago is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and a proud heritage. It is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by three major rail lines, Illinois' third-busiest airport and three state highways. West Chicago offers award-winning schools, a growing industrial park and convenient access to parks, shopping and restaurants. For more information, call Rosemary Mackey, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at (630) 293-2200 x 139.

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