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Mokena taking its time in redeveloping downtown


Mokena recently tested the waters for redeveloping its downtown, but only got a nibble.

Village officials aren’t too concerned about the lack of interest, however, and are willing to take their time to figure out what they really want their downtown to be.

It has been 15 months since the village purchased a strategic 1.3 acre parcel at 19747 Wolf Road, on the northeast corner of Wolf Road and McGovney Street, along side the Metra commuter parking lot. Its goal was to tear down the 22,000-square foot vacant and blighted building there — which it did — and gain control over the future development of that site…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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