Beitler was retained as the master developer of a 130-acre parcel of property located along the Mississippi River in East Moline, Illinois to master plan and transform a former manufacturing site into a mixed-use project with both public and private uses. As part of Beitler’s involvement with the project and to ensure the creation of a “destination location”, Beitler secured a showcase of world-renown architects including: James DeStefano (site plan & residential) , Helmut Jahn (hotel) , Margaret McCurry (residential), Tom Oslund (landscape) and Stanley Tigerman (retail), all in one location for the first time ever.
East Moline, IL
During the term of Beitler’s involvement, Beitler established a new TIF district for the property and successfully negotiated a Redevelopment Agreement with the City which included, among other things, over $10 million dollars of public funding for Fountainhead’s infrastructure (including a 3.5 acre public park), unguaranteed by the owners. Additional achievements included the securing of a Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel franchise (the first Hyatt franchise in the Quad-Cities), selection of a qualified hotel operator, securing a GMP from a local general contractor, remediation of the site with approvals from the EPA, successful rezoning of the property and obtaining financing for a construction loan on the first phase of the project.
Architect: Daniel P. Coffey
Beitler was retained to establish a master plan for the sale and development of three parcels of property along one of the Edens Expressway located at a four-way interchange between Downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport. In order to maximize the value of the property, the three land sites were designed to accommodate three buildings (retail and residential) and act as a “gateway” into the Bucktown Neighborhood of Chicago. The final plan was successfully approved by the community and allowed the landowners to maximize the sale of their land which was later developed into one of the largest indoor auto showrooms in Chicago in conjunction with a residential building.