Current Developments

Downtown Park Forest

Park Forest is pleased to welcome the following new businesses to the Village’s DownTown. 

In addition to over 70 businesses that already call DownTown Park Forest home, these new businesses add a variety of uses. Area residents will also find insurance offices, real estate offices, doctors, health and fitness, business services, cultural arts, music and dance schools, art studios and galleries, and much more. A full listing of the Village’s businesses can be found in the 2019-2020 Shopping & Services Guide.

Business Park

There are twenty businesses in the sixty-acre Business Park. Business Park is home to Comcast, Chicago Tribune, U-Haul, ForeBio Properties, Hadady Corporation, Essations, Inc. ImageWorks Manufacturing, Inc, Road Runner Truck Driving School, Star Disposal Service, Superior Cabinet and Window; and Champion Sportswear, to name a few.

Sauk Trail Commercial Corridor

Cook County widened Sauk Trail from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, with a continuous turn lane, in 2004. Traffic is growing on Sauk Trail.  The Illinois Department of Transportation recorded 24,400 annual daily traffic (ADT) on Sauk Trail and an additional 2,900 ADT on Blackhawk Drive. Consequently, the Community Shopping Center with Family Video, Marathon Gas, Abuzir Auto Sales and Repair, Taco Bell, Subway and 7-Eleven provides a convenient and thriving shopping experience for Park Foresters and the region.  

Orchard Park Plaza

Sitting off the newly resurfaced Orchard Drive, with nearly 10,000 ADT and enjoying 2,000+ customers a day is Orchard Park Plaza, a nearly 129,000-square-foot shopping center with several out-lots.