Community and Economic Development


Active Development Projects

  • Napleton Honda (Waukegan & Dempster) - Construction is underway for a new 40,000-square-foot Napleton Honda dealership.
  • Fifth Third (6210 Dempster) - The Village approved a Special Use Permit for a new 2,800-square-foot bank branch at 6210 Dempster Street, across the street from the existing Fifth Third Bank at 6201 Dempster Street.
  • Dunkin' (5843 Dempster) - The Village approved a Special Use Permit for a new Dunkin' restaurant with a drive-through. Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2024.
  • Everclean Car Wash (9120 Waukegan) - Construction is underway for the remodeling and rebranding of the existing Platinum Car Wash by Everclean Car Wash. A grand opening is planned for this Summer 2024.
  • Park Villas Townhomes & Duplex (Hennings & Narragansett) - Construction of a duplex and ten townhomes on two separate sites by P & P Properties is in progress.
  • Ponto Collection (9312 Shermer) - Construction of six single-family detached residences as part of a new subdivision by Varda & Company is in progress.
  • Lehigh & Chestnut Mixed-Use Development (8500-50 Lehigh) - Site work will begin soon for a 36-unit mixed-use development by MHDC SLF LLC with ground-floor restaurant and cafe spaces. The Village approved Special Use Permits and Subdivision in 2023.
  • Metro on Main by Lexington Homes (8350 Lehigh) - Construction is underway for an 89-unit townhome development by Lexington Homes. The model homes are nearly complete and the sales center is now open. The Village approved a Planned Unit Development and Subdivision in 2023.
  • New Village Hall & Police Station (6201 Dempster) - The Village is under contract to purchase 6201 Dempster for a combined Village Hall and Police Station municipal complex.
  • Gateway Plaza (Ferris & Lincoln) - The Village is modifying the design of the Gateway Plaza to come within budget. Construction is planned for Summer 2024. A letter updating commemorative brick purchasers can be read here: Gateway Plaza Update.
  • Morton Grove Metra Station (8501 Lehigh) - Architectural and engineering plans have been finalized and the Village is evaluating bids received for the construction of a new Metra Station. The project is anticipated to commence in Summer 2024.
  • Joe Donut (6724 Dempster) - The Village approved a Special Use Permit and executed a redevelopment agreement in 2024 for a mixed-use development with ground-floor retail and restaurant spaces. The project will include a new location for the popular Joe Donut cafe.

To learn more about any of the above projects, call 847-663-3063 or email [email protected].


JeonJu Korean Restaurant

5707 Dempster Street | 847-470-0066 

The Village is featuring JeonJu Korean Restaurant, located along the Dempster Street commercial corridor. The lure of authentic home-cooked Korean food has kept customers coming back to JeonJu since it opened its doors 40 years ago.

OMG! Grill

6037 Dempster Street | 847-972-1731 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring OMG! Grill, located in the heart of the Dempster Street commercial corridor. This locally owned and operated restaurant serves an eclectic menu at affordable prices with options for every taste and diet.

Boba Burger

8530 Waukegan Road | 847-410-7779 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring Boba Burger, located in the Classic Bowl bowling alley at the intersection of Waukegan Road and Caldwell Avenue. Check out this family-owned and operated snack shop, which has been serving Asian fusion burgers, hot dogs, bahn mi sandwiches, and salads since 2015.

Afghan Kabob

6002 Dempster Street | 224-534-7262 |

The Village is featuring Afghan Kabob, located in the Austin/Dempster Plaza at the northwest corner of Austin and Dempster. Check out this family-owned Afghani restaurant, which opened in the summer of 2020.

Martin's Pancake House

7947 Golf Road | 224-470-2842 | Restaurant Website

The Village is featuring Martin's Pancake House, located in the Washington Commons shopping center at Waukegan and Golf. Check out this great breakfast and lunch spot, which opened in early 2020.

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