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Glenwood: A bustling hub of economic development


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Glenwood Mayor Ron Gardiner discusses the village’s economic development projects at CSEDC’s spring quarterly forum held at Glenwoodie Golf Club.


The village of Glenwood is a great place to live, invest in, stay, work and play, said Mayor Ronald Gardiner at the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation’s quarterly forum in April held at the Glenwoodie Golf Club. The village is a highly respected, close-knit suburban community located 25 miles south of the City of Chicago and appealing to young families accustomed to the village’s rich cultural opportunities. Glenwood’s geographic position is ideal with quick access to an extensive transportation network that includes I-80/294, I-94, I-57 and I-394.

Recent economic development activities include purchasing Glenwood Plaza to protect property values. It is located at 183rd and Halsted. The village plans to revitalize the plaza as well as demolish the bowling alley and liquor and grocery stores.

Plans for four blocks south include rebuilding 187th and Halsted Street for improved traffic flow for continued Glenwood Halsted Street Plaza redevelopment.

The village also welcomed two new businesses: Torres Allcorn Tortilla Factory located at 700 W Holbrook Rd and Porkchop BBQ & Whiskey Bar on 90-100 Nugent St.

In addition, infrastructure was shored-up with flood-proofing projects including the bridge at 187th and Glenwood-Chicago Heights RD; nine home demolitions; reconstructing Arquilla Park to increase water retention and elevating a curve on 187th Street.

Other recent economic development included annexation of T & J Meat Packing, business expansions /restorations at Busy Bee Storage, West Side Transport, KLLM Transport Services, Glenwood Health Care & Rehab, Baker Corp and Glenwoodie Golf Club. Please click through the presentation slides here for more information.

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