By Laura Katauskas
Progress continues for the development of a Holiday Inn Express in the Normantown Square near I55.
Reports show a concept plan by the Hospitality Guru Group was recently proposed to the Romeoville Planning and Zoning Commission. The hotel is to be built on 2.35 acres in the commercial development at Normantown Road and Center Boulevard that includes American Sales, Bowlero (the former Brunswick Zone) and Crème De La Crème Preschool.
The proposed, franchise-owned Holiday Inn Express would be a four-story building consisting of 96 guest rooms, a pool, meeting rooms, fitness center, business center and breakfast/lounge space in addition, an outdoor patio is proposed on the north side of the building. A total of 96 parking spaces are proposed in front of the building and in and out access points would connect with the current roadway network.
In other development planning stages, Murphy Oil USA, Inc. has applied for a concept plan review for a new gas station and convenience store at the southeast corner of Weber Road near the Blain’s Fleet and Farm.
The proposed gas station would have 16 state-of-the-art pumps located under a canopy; and a 1,400 square-foot convenience store with restrooms and a sales counter. The property would be covered by security cameras and would be open 24 hours. A planning and zoning report shows the site will have two access points on the internal ring road for Farm & Fleet.
Murphy Express has several locations open and under construction in Illinois; including sites in New Lenox, Lockport, Joliet, and Bradley.
Final development plans are still required for both projects.