More development on the horizon for North Aurora

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

NORTH AURORA – More development is on the horizon for North Aurora in 2014.

A hotel plans to locate along Orchard Road across from the North Aurora Auto Mall, North Aurora Village President Dale Berman said.

“He [the owner] should be coming before us in the next 60 days,” Berman said. This would be the village’s second hotel.

A Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant also is set to locate in a shopping center near the auto mall, Berman said.

“They’re going to come to us in the next 30 days,” Berman said. “It looks very good.”

In addition, a new 604,565-
square-foot industrial building is set to open in June. Ground was broken in November on the I-88 Gateway Logistics Center, which will be at 1200 Orchard Gateway Blvd., near a shopping center.

The building can be expanded to 1 million square feet on 25 acres next to the site.

Berman also noted that a 146-unit townhome rental community is nearing completion. Naperville-based Marquette Management Inc. is managing the Randall Highlands rental townhome community, along Randall Road. The community opened in April.

The community features two- and three-bedroom townhomes with attached two-car garages. Marquette Management manages 21 communities in the Chicago region, including The Ponds Of Naperville and The Towers at Twin Lakes in Lisle.

“They’ve started on the last building,” Berman said. “Over 50 percent of the ones that are completed are already leased, so that seems to be going quite successfully.”

– Eric Schelkopf