Experienced in the Village of Vernon Hills, Torti Gallas + Partners leveraged the success of our Mellody Farm project - directly adjacent to the Hawthorn Mall - to create additional mixed use opportunities that support growth strategies for both our client and Vernon Hills. Together, these two redevelopments are creating a vibrant district and sought-after address for new and local residences.
Critical for the continued success of the mall, our master plan rationale considered maintaining visibility of the new mall entrance facade while gaining valuable placemaking opportunities along the main street.
Our approach not only curated a rich shopping and dining district, it also maximized apartment yield and incorporated an array or amenities.
Our Phase 1 and Phase 2 design concept incorporates a three-building parti including 548 apartment units and 50,000 SF of new shops and restaurants. The impact this redevelopment will make for the mall owner and the Village has led the owner to begin contemplating the next development phases for the asset. Our continued master planning of this property will produce additional infill development opportunities in future phases, adding density and uses as the mall transitions to the future.