HICKORY / KENSINGTON AREA PROPOSED REZONING
NEW BUSINESS OPENINGS IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS FOR 2013
In 2012, 113 new businesses opened their doors in Arlington Heights adding 465 new jobs to the community. Extrapolating retail recruitment for 2012, 125,215 square feet of retail space was leased and occupied by retailers projecting to
generate $30.5 million in sales and 291 jobs. 2013 looks to be a promising year building upon new recuitment and attraction efforts of the past few years. Some of the new businesses recruited and planned for opening in 2013 include the following:
- Napleton Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler to open on Dundee Road in May, generating over $5 million in sales tax revenue to the community.
- Star Cinema Grill to open in Downtown Arlington Heights in early summer.
- ITT Technical Institute with 350 to 500 students to open in August on North Wilke Road.
- Rohrman Lexus to open on Dundee Road in the summer.
- Bellevue Pharmacy at 2012 E. Northwest Highway now open.
- Floor & Decor to open in a 73,000 square foot space at Rand and Palatine Roads in the spring.
- Arlington Downs, a $250 million mixed-use development held their ground breaking in March.
- Infinite Convergence Solutions on North Wilke Road is expanding.
- Nokia Siemens with 1,000 jobs has been retained in the community and are planning to invest millions of dollars at their facility in North Arlington Heights.
- Bistro Chen Downtown will open in late spring.
- 9 Round Kickboxing Studio, Bloom Salon, and Sub5 Performance Center have recently opened Downtown.
- Others include Rack House Kitchen and Tavern, Qdoba Mexican Grill, 72 Financial, and Petco.
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NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS
The VIllage Board approved a Cook County Business incentive for Nokia Siemens Networks. Total employment at Nokia Siemens in Arlington Heights is 1,000 full time employees. As a result Nokia Siemens will make a multi-million dollar investment at their Arlington Heights facility and retain their business in the community. This is a vital business retention initiative.
The Village of Arlington Heights and the Planning & Community Development Department is proud to work with our business partners in facilitating great business and development opportunities in the community. Our team of professionals are ready to assist your business needs. Several businesses have provided testimonials to tell their story about their experiences and the tremendous relationship between the Village of Arlington Heights and the business community. Businesses large and small, old and new, are telling their story about why Arlington Heights is such a great community for all their business needs. Business Testimonials
NAPLETON CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP
Currently under construction, the new Napleton Dealership is 43,000 square feet and is expected to open in February 2013. For more information please click on the New Development Corner
A unique mixed used style development with commercial, hotel, recreation, and residential uses on the former Sheraton Hotel site located on Euclid Avenue. For more information please click on the New Development Corner
LUTHERAN HOME-OLSEN PAVILION
Improvements include renovation of the existing Olsen Home and the construction of several new additions that have a combined floor area of 103,000 square feet. For more information please click on the New Development Corner
HOMES FOR A CHANGING REGION - FINAL REPORT
The Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative (the "Collaborative"), consisting of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Palatine and Rolling Meadows, formed via an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) in 2011 to develop sub-regional solutions that address short and long term housing needs of participating communities. Homes for a Changing Region is a project provided to each of the Collaborative communities free-of-charge by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) and CMAP's LTA program with staff support from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC). Homes provides technical assistance for municipal leaders to chart future demand and supply trends for housing in their communities, and works with municipal leaders throughout the Home process to develop long-term housing policy plans. Homes plans are not land use plans and do not focus on specific parcels.
A Fact Sheet concerning the Homes process for Arlington Heights, the Polling Exercise Results from the Arlington Heights public workshop and the Final Report are available in the Document Center. Questions about the report should be directed to Nora Boyer at 847-368-5214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SINGLE FAMILY REHABILITATION LOAN PROGRAM
The Village of Arlington Heights provides loans to low and moderate income homeowners to make home repairs. Eligible home repairs are those needed to bring the home into compliance with Village Code and may include items such as new roofs, electric and plumbing work, structural repairs and improvements to improve handicapped accessibility. Decorative remodeling and room additions are not eligible. The loans are 0% interest. There are no monthly payments. The loan is repaid from the proceeds of the sale when the home is eventually sold. Click here for more information.
Guide for Local Businesses
SIGN TOOL KIT
The Staff has developed a Sign Tool Kit for Local Businesses. This is an on-going effort on behalf of the Village to outreach to local businesses and sign companies in regards to the current sign code. The intent is to showcase positive examples of signs and graphically convey the most common types of signs. Some of the positive examples are featured as "Project Highlights" and show how various businesses use signs as part of a branding strategy. Click here for more information.
Tools and Technology for Planners
THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS
The Department of Planning and Community Development will feature examples of various tools and technology, which are used to assist in the decision making process. Click here for more information.