Request for Proposals

Retail Market Study

City of Yorkville

Yorkville, IL

Posted: 04/29/2014
Submittal Deadline: 05/23/2014


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The City of Yorkville is a rural suburban community located in Kendall County, Illinois. With a population of nearly 17,000 residents, the City boasts amenities such as a new state-of-the art whitewater course in the heart of our downtown area on the Fox River; Raging Waves, Illinois’ largest Waterpark; Kendall Marketplace, a 740,000 square foot commercial retail development; NCG Cinemas, a new 38,000square foot theater complex; and over 6,500 residential units. The City’s only continuous north/south arterial roadway is IL Route 47 which is currently part of a widening and reconstruction project. The main east/west arterial roadway is US 34 (Veterans Parkway).

These roadway systems divide the City into nearly equal quadrants generally characterized as follows: Northwest – large master-planned residential development (Whispering Meadows, Caledonia, Fox Hill), strip retail and large-scale commercial planned unit developments (Kendall Marketplace and NCG Cinemas); Northeast – large master-planned residential developments (Grande Reserve, Bristol Bay, Autumn Creek), strip retail and small scale commercial, recreation destination (Raging Waves) and large manufacturing sites; Southwest – predominately residential and small scale commercial; and finally the Southeast -residential, strip retail and neighborhood commercial, manufacturing and large master-planned residential developments (Raintree Village, Windett Ridge and Prestwick of Yorkville).

While the northern quadrants of the City, specifically the areas north of the Fox River, are adequately serviced by retail uses and in-town retail grocery stores (Jewel, Aldi’s, Target), the southern quadrant, south of the Fox River, appear to be underserved by retail uses in general. The target area for this study will focus on the area located south of the Fox River, east of the Harris Farm, west of IL 126 (Schoolhouse Road) and north of the Towns at Windett Reserve, as illustrated on the attached map and focusing on properties contained within Yorkville’s corporate boundaries.

Key questions which should be addressed in the market study shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. To what extent are existing retail uses within the City meeting local demand for residents located within the target area?
2. Is there sufficient unmet demand to support new commercial development in the target area?
3. Are there appropriate sites within the target area to locate commercial development?
4. Are there appropriate sites within the target area to locate a new full-service retail grocery store?

Interested firms/consultants should submit four (4) paper copies and one (1) digital copy (CD) of the proposal requirements by the deadline of May 23, 2014. The hardcopy proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, SOUTH SIDE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT MARKET STUDY,” addressed to:

If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please contact Krysti J. Barksdale-Noble, Community Development Director: