Village Commons


Sheridan Road and Scranton Avenue, Lake Bluff, IL


  • Lake Effect Development

Services Provided

  • Drainage Study & Stormwater Management
  • Civil Engineering – Construction Documents
      • Site Grading
      • Site Utilities
      • Roadways and Parking
      • Demolition Plans
  • Permitting
    • Illinois Department of Transportation
    • North Shore Water Reclamation District
    • Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
    • Village of Lake Bluff

Project Overview

This 0.5 acre commercial development took what was a realtor’s office with a 35 car surface parking lot in a prime location at the heart of downtown Lake Bluff and transformed it into a bank with a one lane drive-thru and 6 additional first floor retail units along with office space on the second floor and a 28 car parking lot. The development included right of way improvements which enhanced the pedestrian experience including an enlarged sidewalk to accommodate outdoor seating, new parkway trees, and new street lighting. The Village Commons is home to several popular local businesses, including Mavery Public House and Lake Bluff Brewing Company.