Costco Proposal Backed by Naperville Planners
Stevens, Susan, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer
A new Costco Warehouse in south Naperville won the support of the plan commission Wednesday, moving forward a development years in the making.
The Costco Warehouse, proposed for the southeast corner of Route 59 and 75th Street, would anchor an 88-acre commercial development on land owned by the estates of candy heiress Helen Vorhees Brach and the late Hazel Brodie.
Legal battles with a neighboring private airport and a condemnation suit filed by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District had tied up development of the site for several years. Naperville officials helped broker a deal by proposing the use of sales tax incentives from the Costco Warehouse to offset the cost of 63 acres to expand Springbrook Prairie.
Developers plan a 148,663-square-foot, one-story Costco Warehouse at the corner of Route 59 and 75th Street. Costco is a membership club warehouse, in which customers pay an annual fee to shop for discounted merchandise. …