Orchard Road Corridor

Orchard Road. The 2006 Comprehensive Plan envisioned the corridor as a large commercial, industrial, and residential center. The Village continues to work towards converting the corridor’s Park-N-Ride to a Metra Station. When the station comes to fruition, a transit-oriented-development (TOD) would be developed within a quarter-mile radius of the station. The current plan is to create a mixed-use center with multi-family housing, park space, and some retail. The Diamond Senior Apartments is in the process of building a 63-unit addition, east of Orchard Road and south of Lewis Street.

Figure 6.7 Orchard Road Corridor Location

Figure 6.8 Orchard Road Corridor Land Use

Figure 6.9 Orchard Road Corridor Current Zoning

Figure 6.10 Orchard Road Corridor Transportation

Within the corridor, there are several smaller-scale neighborhood centers, all of which are anchored by the Jewel-Osco located at the southern edge of the corridor:

  • Oswego Junction is a small neighborhood center located at Orchard and Mill Roads. Tenants include a bank, an insurance agency, a dentist, a karate studio, medical practices, a hair salon, a dry cleaner, a gym, a pizzeria, and several restaurants. This is a typical mix for a successful small center or suburban downtown.
  • Rose Plaza is another center that difficult to access from the road. Overall the plaza has several tenants such as Sherwin-Williams paint store, insurance agent, chiropractor, and Subway.
  • Lewis Square features mostly neighborhood and convenience retail. Businesses in this center include McDonald's, a nail salon, a bank, and a financial services business.

Besides these centers, the Orchard Road corridor has other vacant parcels, some of which are being developed with tenants including Dunkin Donuts and Taco Bell.