So Long, Pauli's. Hello Elmhurst 255!
If you drive down York Road towards the City Centre these days you can't help but spot the big demolition job taking place on the west side just south of the CVS/Panera.
Coming down are Pauli's gas station and a few other random buildings. And in their place? Something called the Elmhurst 255 built by Morningside USA. From the listing on their site:
- 192 luxury rental units in downtown Elmhurst, two blocks from the Metra station
- 12,000 sf of new retail space available Spring 2016, with 150 public parking spaces and outdoor cafe seating. Divisible 1,400-6,000 sf. Click for more information.
- Public event plaza with bandshell
A public bandshell? That's pretty cool. The City Center lacks one important feature that all downtowns *should* have: a gathering place. Think place to light the town Christmas tree (I know, I know...we do one down by the police station, but...that's not quite right.), have free concerts, show movies, etc. This may solve that? If so, I'm excited. They posted a few videos that show the complex and I *think* the bandshell is going to be right on York between some of the retail components.
Here's the 'walk by' one: