This prime rail-served megasite is bounded on the east by I-39, on the west by Steward Road, and on the north by the Lee/Ogle County line and Ritchie Road. It is served by existing sewer, water, gas, and electric transmission lines.
Located in Lee County, the mega site includes 1,000 acres adjacent to Progressive Park Rochelle (a 400 acre industrial park). Steward Road is an 80,000 lb truck route servicing through the center of the Park. A 2M gallon per day water tower and well house serves the property with a 16" water main. A 21" sewer line extends from the northern boundary to Hayes Road. A 138Kv transmission line extends the property to Steward Road. Site is bound by the City of Rochelle (CIR) shortline rail system on the western boundary and rail ROW has been purchased to access the eastern boundary along I-39. Site will be served by Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Class 1 Railroads. Also, site is adjacent to the Rochelle Transload Center (RTC) which offers transloading of all materials and equipment via road and rail. Located adjacent to the I-88 and I-39 Interchanges. Adjcent to Foreign Trade Zone #176.
The entire megasite is eligible for enhanced incentives for the EDGE, MICRO, and EV programs due to its location in an "underserved area".
The entire Megasite is included in the Lee-Ogle Enterprise Zone.
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