Economic Development and Available Property
Be a part of our vibrant local economy! The Village of Flossmoor has several outstanding opportunities for development and redevelopment. See below for more information on available properties or click here for our Retail360 recruitment site. Contact Scott Bugner at 708-798-2300 for more information on available properties within Flossmoor. To learn more about Flossmoor’s incentive program, click here.
Community Overview and Context
The Village of Flossmoor boasts a population of approximately 9,400 people, which continues to grow along with the surrounding market. Residents choose Flossmoor for its beautiful homes and neighborhoods, good schools, easy access to Chicago, and diverse and inclusive community, all in a family-friendly small town. Flossmoor is situated just southeast of the intersection of I-57 and I-80 and just minutes from I-294. The community has four major commercial areas and a rich mix of retail, services and restaurants.
Downtown Flossmoor is home to the Flossmoor stop on the Metra Electric line, which terminates at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. Both Idlewild Country Club and Flossmoor Country Club flourish in Flossmoor and Olympia Fields Country Club, host of the 2023 BMW Championship, sits along Flossmoor’s southern border with Olympia Fields. Franciscan Olympia Fields Hospital is a major regional hospital that boosts the daytime population along the Vollmer Road Corridor. UChicago Medicine has a medical office building and 24-hour emergency department on Governors Highway.
Housing Units: 3,497
Median Home Price: $300,505
Median Household Income: $115,325
Median Age: 46
Area: 3.65 square miles
Incorporation date: 1924
Flossmoor has four major commercial areas: Downtown Flossmoor, Southwest Flossmoor, Flossmoor Commons and Governors Triangle.
Flossmoor’s vibrant central business district is home to a mix of small businesses, government buildings, multi-family and single-family housing and a modern Metra Electric station. In the late 1990s, the historic train station was redeveloped into Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, which is a thriving craft brewery that attracts customers from around the region. The Bistro on Sterling and Dunning’s Market round out the dining options in downtown Flossmoor. Small businesses like Conservatory Vintage & Vinyl, Tovar Shoe Repair and Healthy Hounds also make their home in downtown Flossmoor. A few retail locations are available. The Village also owns a .88-acre property that is ideal for transit-oriented multi-use development, only steps away from the train station.
Southwest Flossmoor is the newest commercial area in Flossmoor at the corner of Vollmer Road and Crawford Avenue. It is anchored by a Meijer Superstore that opened in 2016. The site has direct access to a major interstate and Vollmer Road, which is a main artery for people traveling eastbound. Recent infrastructure improvements to streets, sewers and water in this area were paid for with Village TIF funding in excess of $685,000 to facilitate future development. Four outlots have yet to be developed with in the Meijer subdivision. The Village owns approximately 30 acres of land east of Meijer and is seeking development proposals for the property.
Flossmoor Commons is located along Vollmer Road between Governors Highway and Kedzie Avenue. More than 30,000 vehicles pass by Flossmoor Commons each day. Flossmoor Commons is home to Kingsberry Waffle House, Kluger Furs, Lou Malnati’s, First Merchants Bank and independent grocer Sunrise Health Foods — all regional destinations for shoppers. There are a few retail and office spaces currently available in Flossmoor Commons
The Governors Triangle is a prime office and professional service development. Existing uses in the area include Flossmoor Animal Hospital, the Center for Dental Excellence and other small businesses. This area is conveniently located across from the UChicago Medical Center, which is a large regional medical and urgent care facility. The Village owns several parcels in this area and is seeking development proposals to expand services.