Bartlett’s Brewster Creek Business Park is booming in 2017!
Formerly a gravel quarry, the Village of Bartlett partnered with Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company to create a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in 1999 to redevelop the quarry site into one of the premier business parks in the Chicago area.
To date, the Village has invested more than $30 million in TIF funds to provide for the infrastructure for Brewster Creek Business Park and amended the TIF Plan in 2016 to issue an additional $14 million to complete development of the Village’s economic engine.
Home to 90 businesses due to many industrial condominium units in addition to the free-standing buildings, Brewster Creek currently has 39 buildings, with two more currently under construction.
Industrial real estate developers Exeter Property Group, Ridge Development and G4 Development have speculative buildings underway or currently available, so use the links below for listings of available new buildings in 2017.
Brewster Creek Boulevard - Exeter Property Group
1411 - 1415 Brewster Creek Boulevard
1331 - 1337 Schiferl Road
Emerging Food Cluster
Food giant Greco & Sons was the first major food distributor to locate in Brewster Creek Business Park, followed by Get Fresh Produce, Rana Meal Solutions, Cheese Merchants of America and candy packager creative werks in the following years. Thermo Fisher Scientific tests food safety in their Brewster Creek location. Each of these companies found Brewster Creek’s available reasonably priced land, DuPage County taxes, access to a strong workforce and proximity to state highways ideal for their Chicago area location.
Together, these businesses employ more than 1,000 and provide high-quality food products to many restaurants, grocery stores and other clients throughout the Midwest and the country.
German High Tech Precision Cluster
Bartlett’s pro-business attitude has also attracted several high-precision German-based advanced manufacturers including Herrmann Ultrasonics, Wittenstein, Bremskerl and BBS Automation in recent years. With a new relationship with the German-American Chamber of Commerce, Bartlett has welcomed these companies with open arms in a continuing effort to strengthen the Village’s tax base and increase foreign investment in the county, state and U.S.
Midwest Molding, Bremskerl, Winhere Brake Parts and Auto Truck are four Brewster Creek businesses in the auto supply chain. With Winhere Brake Parts relocating to Bartlett in early 2017, these companies have found their Bartlett location ideal to attract and retain a high quality workforce thanks to local workforce development programs.
Another competitive advantage of Brewster Creek is that innovative businesses have found the Bartlett area’s talented workforce to possess the training, education and skills to help their companies grow and prosper. The Village has partnered with local workforce development organizations, including the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Elgin Community College’s Workforce Development program and the recently-launched Workforce Development Center in neighboring Hanover Park.
Village staff will assist your company in meeting with one or more workforce development partners to help facilitate the recruiting and hiring of the workers whether entry-level, technically skilled or management professionals.
Open to the Public
You can board your dog, bring your pet to the veterinarian, learn self-defense and improve your fitness in Brewster Creek Business Park. Although most of the 80 businesses in Brewster Creek Business Park are wholesalers, contractor offices, manufacturers and other B-to-B businesses, Bark Avenue Daycamp, Bartlett Animal Hospital, Xtreme Training Academy and Frontier Fitness are open to the public in Bartlett’s premier business park.
Brewster Creek Business Park List
The list of businesses located in Brewster Creek continues to grow year after year, and should continue to expand in 2017 and beyond as the Chicago area industrial market continues growing. From a logistics and distribution standpoint, Brewster Creek is ideally positioned for growing companies to serve their customers more efficiently while enjoying an attractive and safe setting for their employees, customers and vendors.
Click here for the 2017 list.
New Buildings and Available Space
Contact Tony to discuss how your client or your own business can become part of this strong and diverse business park or for a personal tour of Brewster Creek Business Park.
Brewster Creek Business Park Fact Sheet
|Location||35 miles west of downtown Chicago at the intersection of Stearns Road and Munger Road. O’Hare International Airport is 21 miles east and DuPage Airport is six miles south.|
|Access||Three miles east to the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway
Six miles north to the Northwest Tollway (I-90)
Route 59 is ½ mile to the east
|Sites||Fully improved sites of various sizes are now available for purchase, build-to-suit or lease.|
|Density||0.5 Floor Area Ratio.|
Municipal water system provided by seven wells and treated Fox River water. Sanitary sewer provided by Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago.
|Workforce||The area offers a diverse and skilled workforce. Elgin Community College provides workforce recruitment and custom training services with grant support from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). Skilled and semi-skilled workers come from Bartlett and surrounding communities of Elgin, Streamwood, Hanover Park, West Chicago, Carol Stream and others.|
|Amenities||The Village of Bartlett is home to two challenging 18-hole golf courses, commuter and freight rail service, restaurants, banquet and conference centers, health clubs, shopping and a quality school system. The Village and the Economic Development Commission strive to create a climate for your business to succeed.|
|Sales||Land sales are handled by Elmhurst Chicago Stone Company. Contact Economic Development Coordinator Tony Fradin at 630-540-5940 for referral. Triumph Development has purchased several shovel-ready sites for build-to-suit projects. Brown Commercial Group represents numerous office condominium buildings with space available for purchase or lease.|
|Incentives||The entire business park is being developed as a result of Tax Increment Financing, which is being used to pay for infrastructure for the park. No individual TIF incentives are available for new companies. However, the Village supports the issuance of industrial revenue bonds and state-sponsored programs for companies considering out-of-state options.|