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Construction & Development
Northbrook is a vibrant community with new development projects under consideration or under construction throughout the community. This page provides information on large-scale private development projects that are going through the Village’s review process, have been approved, or are currently under construction.
Click the titles of the projects below to dropdown additional information for each entry.
UNDER PUBLIC REVIEW
APRIL 2023 PRESENTATION
Brookfield Properties, the owner of Northbrook Court since 1995, presented a Conceptual Master Plan for the Redevelopment of Northbrook Court on April 25, 2023 at the Village Board meeting. In the presentation, the vision and planning principals for redevelopment of the 100 +/- acre site described a retail & dining destination for the North Shore Region, preservation of Northbrook Court's role as a commercial anchor for the Village, integration of thoughtfully planned residential to create a mixed-use neighborhood, incorporation of open space, parks, walkability, and neighborhood amenities connecting with the community.
MAY 2023 PRE-DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
On May 16, 2023 the Village of Northbrook and Brookfield Properties have entered into a non-binding Pre-Development Agreement which outlines in greater detail what is proposed as part of the redevelopment and details the potential public-private partnership between the Village and Brookfield Properties which will be the subject of discussion starting in June 2023 and is scheduled to conclude in September. See the agreement here, which includes the public meeting dates for consideration of all elements of the proposed redevelopment.
JUNE 2023 OPEN HOUSE ON THE FUTURE OF NORTHBROOK COURT
Learn about the Redevelopment of Northbrook Court at these two open house events in June.
Wednesday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13 from 10-12 p.m.
Northbrook Court - Former Sur La Table Store (Upper Level Neiman Marcus Court)
It is anticipated that on or about June 9, 2023, a Draft Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan and Eligibility Study will be available on the Village website for public review.
It is also anticipated that on June 13, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Village Board of Trustees Regular Board meeting, a review of a Preliminary Plan Application for the proposed redevelopment of Northbrook Court will be presented and feedback will be provided at the public meeting by the Trustees.
(current state of Northbrook Court 2023)
Erickson Senior Living is under contract to purchase the former Green Acres Country Club site for future development of a Continuing Care Retirement Community consisting of approximately 800 independent living units and 200 assisted/skilled nursing units. As part of the proposed plan, the developer is proposing to dedicate 80 acres +/- of the approximately 127 acre site for public use, including a possible municipal fire station on west side of the development’s entrance off Dundee Road and the potential for the majority of the remaining land to be open public space. The application is currently undergoing a public review process. A public hearing is scheduled for May 9, 2023.
(MAY 11, 2023)
Late afternoon on Wednesday, May 10, the Village’s Manager’s office received a statement from Erickson Senior Living regarding the proposed development of the Green Acres Country Club property. The statement reads in part:
“Erickson Senior Living has made the difficult decision not to move forward with the development of the Green Acres Country Club property. We understand this news will be unexpected to many and we can assure the community that this decision comes only after a thorough evaluation of the project's long-term feasibility and potential market conditions." Read the full statement
On February 28, 2023, the Village Board of Trustees approved the redevelopment of a vacant privately owned parcel located at 175 Pointe Drive. The approved project includes 34 rental townhomes to be constructed, including 5 affordable townhome units. The developer has also proposed to include solar panels on one of the cluster of townhome units. The timeline for groundbreaking has not yet been determined.
On March 14, 2023 the Village Board of Trustees approved the necessary actions to allow for the construction of a Tesla Sales, Service, and Delivery (SSD) facility located at 1200 Skokie Boulevard on the vacant land south of Lifetime Fitness. The Developer intends to construct a high-quality building consisting of 48,000 gross square feet of floor area and related structures, and make significant improvements to the surrounding property. The timeline for groundbreaking has not yet been determined.
On January 24, 2023 the Village Board of Trustees approved the necessary actions for a mixed use development at the former Grainger site located at 1657 Shermer Road and owned by the Village. The approved development consists of a 318 unit luxury residential apartment building to be constructed by Quarterra Multifamily Communities, a 48 unit affordable and supportive housing apartment building to be constructed by Housing Opportunities Development Corporation (HODC), and a 6,500 square foot commercial building with inclusion of roof top space for outdoor dining. Timeline for groundbreaking has not yet been determined.
In January 2023 the building permit was issued for construction of the new Starbucks Coffee building which will contain space for two additional tenants. To date, the developer has demolished the previously existing gas station and has begun site work.