Former Motorola HQ would become “urban, dense” development under plan

Schaumburg officials approved a new blueprint for the future of the massive campus

The massive former Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg
The massive former Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg (Credit: Google Maps)

The massive former Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg could become a dense mixed-use development that’s more typical of the city than a suburb under a plan village officials approved Tuesday.

The plan calls for maximum setbacks and no height restrictions, except for a three-story minimum, and no single-family houses, according to the Daily Herald.

“We want it to feel urban, dense and walkable,” said Julie Fitzgerald, Schaumburg’s community development director.

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The plan envisions multifamily housing, office buildings, stores, restaurants and entertainment venues. The project would be centered around a central “Main Street” and a 10-acre park, Fitzgerald said.

The only specific development mentioned so far is a Topgolf sports facility. But earlier this year, Bob Burk, managing partner of landowner UrbanStreet Group LLC, said row homes, apartments, a senior housing facility and medical offices might also be in the pipeline.

The property is in a tax-increment financing district, so all additional property tax revenue generated by increased property values will be set aside for improvements in the district through 2036, according to the Herald. [Daily Herald]John O’Brien

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