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Woodman’s Food Market has announced plans to anchor a new 25-acre development at Deerfield Parkway and Milwaukee Avenue.
Woodman’s Food Markets and Shorewood Development Group are proceeding with plans for a 25-acre commercial development at the western corners of Deerfield Parkway and Milwaukee Avenue.
The development will be anchored by a 240,000 square foot Woodman’s Food Market located on the northwest corner of the intersection. Woodman’s also plans to develop a fuel center, convenience store, quick lube and carwash on the south side of Deerfield Parkway. Additional commercial and retail developments would occupy the remaining 5 acres at the southwest corner of the intersection, which would be developed by Shorewood Development Group.
“We are very excited to introduce Woodman’s and their development team to our Village and look forward to having them join the Buffalo Grove community. Woodman's will be an outstanding addition to our retail offerings,” said Village President Beverly Sussman.
Woodman’s officials state they were initially attracted to Buffalo Grove due to its prime regional location, strong purchasing power, and business-friendly atmosphere.
“Woodman’s is excited about the opportunity to serve the Buffalo Grove market,” said Phil Woodman, President of Woodman’s Food Markets. “We feel the Village’s assets and location are ideal.”
The project site was annexed into Buffalo Grove in 1990 and designated for commercial development. Milwaukee Avenue carries more than 30,000 cars per day past the site, with another 12,000 daily cars passing by on Deerfield Parkway. Completion of the project would require intersection improvements on the Milwaukee Avenue and Deerfield Parkway legs, including the addition of turning lanes.
Final approval of the project would require a public hearing, in addition to zoning and development agreement approvals from the Buffalo Grove Village Board. Future meetings regarding the proposal would be scheduled as the project advances. Upon final approval, the planned store opening would be in 2018.Based in Janesville, Wisconsin, Woodman’s is an employee-owned and operated store with 16 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin. The grocery chain is known for its large selection of products offering “every-day low prices” on more than 100,000 items sold in the stores.