I guess that’s as good a name as any for where Walmart and Cub Food used to hold sway, now the Walmat building is gone.
Ten years ago in May, Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley envisioned the area turning into a Deer Park.
That’s what he told the Crystal Lake Kiwanis.
When asked in August of 2006 if the shopping center might be put in a TIF, Shepley answered,
“We’re not moving in the direction of including it in the TIF.”
The Mayor seemed surprised that it was not in the Vulcan Lakes TIF District.
MIchelle Rentzsch, development guru for the City, sent the following in answer to my inquiry about what’s happening:
“A developer is working to assemble the parcels, speculatively hoping to eventually redevelop the property. As of yet, no plans have been submitted to the city.”