A new Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center is set to open in downtown Skokie, after Chicago-based E&M Strategic Development completed construction and topped out the project. The hotel, which is expected to be a major draw for business and leisure travelers, will have 143 rooms, as well as 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, 5,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space, a rooftop bar, and 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
Initial details have been revealed for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Westfield Old Orchard mall in Skokie. Located in Chicago’s northern suburbs on the southwest corner of Old Orchard Road and Skokie Boulevard, the mall first opened its doors with Marshall Fields in 1956 and has been a staple for the local community ever since. Paris-based owner and developer Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is leading the plans which mimic similar approaches at other malls in America as they pivot to capture new shoppers and tenants.
Renderings have been revealed for the new Skokie Valley Synagogue renovation, located at 8825 E Prairie Road in Skokie. Located along E Prairie Road, the renovation project will upgrade and revitalize the synagogue built in 1960 to better serve the local Orthodox community and reflect the congregation’s values.