Main Street combines luxury residential, retail and commercial uses where people can live, shop, stroll, dine and be entertained. The neighborhood’s proximity to other downtown areas, including Orland Park Crossing,the civic corridor, the Old Orland Historic District and the bordering forest preserves makes it one of the most desirable places in Orland Park.
Anchored by the ornate 143rd Street Train Station, Main Street also enjoys easy access to downtown Chicago via the Southwest Service Line. Crescent Park, at the area’s center, provides open gathering space and is connected to other green spaces via miles of bicycle trails winding their way through Orland Park and the surrounding forest preserves.
Phase I of Orland Park’s new Main Street will debut as “Ninety 7 Fifty On The Park” and will offer nearly 300 luxury residences for lease atop commercial/retail space on approximately four acres. Attractive residential buildings will face 143rd and Main Streets. The residential buildings along Crescent Park will include first floor amenity and commercial space with residential dwellings above. A multi-story covered parking deck will provide secure access for residents as well as some public parking areas. Many of the residents will enjoy spectacular views of the Cook County Forest Preserve and McGinnis Slough.
An independent market research study indicated that nothing of this caliber exists in the entire south suburban area. Shifting its focus toward this distinct demand, Orland Park is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the market shift and housing trend. The village owned property in the downtown Main Street area is a perfect match for this use with its proximity to commuter rail service and major highways.
Those who live at Ninety 7 Fifty On The Park will garner the attention of additional commercial and retail developers in future phases of the project. Attracting these prospective single family homeowners to Orland Park, with its aging population of baby boomers, is good for the long term demographic balance of the community. Creating a sense of place is the foundation of long-term community planning and creating a high quality place to live for a market that is under served in this region illustrates the best use for this site.
The unique blend of residential, retail and open space in a transit-oriented development is a triple win for the village – enhancing property values in the entire area, strengthening the local economy and preserving Orland Park’s standing as one of the most desirable communities in the nation in which to live, work and play.