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Starbucks

Mayor Barrett Pedersen, Trustees and Village staff held a ribbon cutting in June, 2017, to welcome Starbucks to Franklin Park. The popular international coffee retailer moved into a recently-constructed 2,500 SF building at 2800 Mannheim Road, on the northwest corner of Grand and Mannheim. The new retail facility features a drive-thru, an outdoor patio, a bright and spacious interior and nitro cold brew coffee on tap. The new Starbucks is located on a former BP gas station site, which was remediated by the property owner in 2009. 

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T-Mobile

The Village is pleased to welcome T-Mobile to Franklin Park. Mayor Barrett Pedersen, Trustees and Village staff held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the business's new facility at 2926 N. Mannheim Road, Unit 3. At their grand opening event, T-Mobile invited employees to shave their heads to raise money for Franklin Park children fighting cancer through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. T-Mobile's brand new space is part of a three-unit, 6,000 SF commercial development recently constructed by Glazier Corporation. 

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Panattoni Development Company

The Village of Franklin Park held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the largest construction project of 2016: a new 491,089 SF industrial speculative development by Panattoni Development Group at 3400 Wolf Road, the former site of Castle Metals. Over 300,000 square feet of the building has already been leased to distribution firm CST. Panattoni Development Company is one of the largest privately held real estate development companies in the world and has 24 offices in the United States, Canada and Europe. 

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Molto Properties

The Village of Franklin Park celebrated the construction of a new 367,000 SF industrial speculative development by Molto Properties with a ribbon-cutting in early November of 2016. The new building at 10501 Seymour Avenue will be followed by construction of a second 106,000 SF industrial speculative building on the same site. Colliers International is currently seeking industrial users for the new space, which is located across the street from O’Hare Airport and less than a mile to I-294 and the I-90 interchange.

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Chipotle is open for business in Franklin Park!

Mayor Barrett Pedersen,Trustees Karen Special , John Johnson and Andy Ybarra, Clerk Irene Avitia and Village staff cut the ribbon to officially welcome the new restaurant to the area. Chipotle Mexican Grill is located at 2926 Mannheim Road. Chipotle offers a menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients that are sustainably grown.

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Grupo Omnilife SA de CV

Grupo Omnilife SA de CV develops, manufactures, and markets nutritional foods, drinks, and dietary supplements and offers weight-loss products, vitamins and supplements and beauty care products. They are located at 10007 Grand Ave.

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Franklin Avenue Improvement Project - January 23


The Village will host a public information meeting regarding the Franklin Avenue Improvement Project, which will explore improvements along Franklin Avenue from Runge Street to east of Mannheim Road. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, from 4 - 6 PM at the Centre at North Park, located at 10040 Addison Avenue.

This meeting will continue the conversation from an initial public meeting held in June 2018. Members of the community will be able to view design concepts and learn more about the proposed improvements and construction plans. This is the final opportunity for the public to provide written feedback on the project.

The Franklin Avenue Improvement Project will improve infrastructure, access and safety and reduce congestion along this important industrial corridor.

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Neighborhood Watch Meeting – January 24


The next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 PM at the Franklin Park Police Station. The meeting will feature a presentation on the new Smart 911App which provides call takers and first responders with critical information needed in an emergency including your address, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts.

Please plan to join us for this informative session. The Village’s Director of Public Safety will be available to answer your questions.

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Warming Centers in Franklin Park


Leyden Township - 2620 N. Mannheim Road
Monday – Friday 6 AM-9 PM
Saturday 9 AM-3 PM

Centre at North Park -10040 Addison Ave.

Monday -Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM-Noon

Franklin Park Ice Arena - 9711 Waveland Ave

Monday – Friday 9 AM-8 PM

Saturdays and Sundays 8 AM-8 PM

 

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Rain Barrel Reminder


Remember to disconnect and drain your rain barrel. A constant freezing and thawing of the water inside may cause cracks in the barrel. Open the barrel’s spigot and leave it open for the period of no use, this will avoid freeze damage to the hardware of the barrel. Also, clean out the spigot to unclog any sediment. Store your barrels upside down in the winter to keep them clean for future use. If you are a senior citizen or handicapped, please contact the Village for assistance.

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Chamber by O'Hare Offers College Scholarships


The Chamber by O’Hare is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The program is open to all Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and River Grove residents. Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to a full-time student accepted at an accredited college, university, or community college. A third $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time current or incoming Triton College student pursuing a degree in an engineering technology/manufacturing-related academic area.

This year the Chamber is offering a fourth $1,500 scholarship in partnership with Digital Realty, a member of Franklin Park’s business community. This scholarship is for a full-time student pursuing a technology related program at an accredited college, university, or community college. Completed applications and all required information are due by February 8, 2019.

You can request information and applications by emailing info@chamberbyohare.org or patzinga@triton.edu. Remember to include a contact phone number with your email.

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Do You Need Help With Government Programs?


Leyden Family Services will be at Village Hall to help residents apply for government assistance programs from 9 to 11:30 AM on the following Wednesdays: 

December 19

January 9 and 30, 

February 13 and 27 

March 13 and 27. 

They can also help you make sense of your medical bills, provide prescription assistance and assist you in applying for license plate discounts and free train and bus passes

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Quiet Zone Update


The Village has received verbal notification that we have been approved for a $975,000 Pedestrian Rail Safety Grant! The grant will fund a significant portion of the safety improvements needed at the pedestrian crossing at the Calwagner and 25th Street grade crossings and the Metra Station. Next, we will be working with Metra to design and construct the safety improvements. The Village will make street improvements including installing a median barrier at 25th and Ruby. Watch our Village newsletter for updates as we move closer to obtaining a Quite Zone Designation in Franklin Park! .

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Happy New Year! Let’s Make It a Year of Giving

It has been a great year in Franklin Park and I hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday season. I was privileged to participate in several events throughout the season that demonstrated the power of volunteerism. It was my honor to be joined by my sons as we served dinner to 200 naval recruits from Great Lakes Training Command. Our American Legion Post 974 hosted the Thanksgiving feast in partnership with Post 159. After dinner, the recruits were able to make phone calls to their families. Volunteers from throughout the community joined me at this event which gave us a chance to thank these young men and women for their service.

I joined the Franklin Park Manila Lions Club to serve a holiday meal to our seniors and other community members. I am proud to see volunteers from all ages and walks of life coming together to give their time and energy to make the holidays brighter for all. I visited Enger School to read a story about construction and gave five lucky students the same reflective backpacks worn by our Franklin Park water meter readers. Knowing how volunteerism strengthens a community, as well as how generous and compassionate our citizens are,I am declaring 2019 A YEAR OF GIVING in Franklin Park!

Throughout 2019, we will be encouraging and challenging organizations and individuals to expand their volunteer opportunities and to find ways to partner together so that we may meet even more needs. We will be highlighting these activities in our newsletter and on social media. We will also make it the subject of our annual “Mayor for a Day” essay contest. I encourage everyone to share your time through volunteering. You will learn that there is no gift greater than the one of giving to others! Please share your ideas, activities and photos with us by emailing to villagenews@vofp.com.

Strengthening and Protecting Our Sewer Infrastructure

The public health and safety of our residents is one of our highest priorities. Carefully managing taxpayer dollars is also one of our main priorities. Our new infrastructure improvement effort will satisfy both of those goals. The Board has initiated a program to gradually strengthen aging sewer infrastructure by lining over 8,000 feet of existing pipes with polyester. Lining them will extend the lifespan of the pipes, save money on costly repairs and replacements and also help protect the water system. The $500,000 project will begin in March in the O’Hare Industrial Corridor from Mannheim Road west to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The effort should take approximately two months. No road closures are expected.

 

Welcome 2019!

Recently we asked our talented art students at Hester School to paint a festive holiday scene on a snow blade. Their beautiful work of art was on display at the Village’s Winterfest. On behalf of Mayor Pedersen, the Village Board and staff, we wish everyone a happy, healthy and joyous New Year in Franklin Park.

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Mayor Barrett Pedersen

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