Nearly four years after it closed for good, the site that once held the now-demolished Lincoln Mall in Matteson is getting a “major new redevelopment."
Village officials announced Monday that the 60-acre site southeast of U.S. 30 and Cicero Avenue will now be home to commercial businesses, residential condos and townhomes, recreational facilities, entertainment and pedestrian paths.
The new project will be called Market Square Crossing.
“Market Square crossing will being [sic] diverse forms of economic development that will bolster the viability of not only Matteson, but also the southland region.” Village President Sheila Chalmers-Currin said in a statement.
The redevelopment plan outlines nearly 600 housing units in four-story buildings with commercial property use on the ground levels. The plan also calls for things like a live theater performance venue, a concert venue and indoor-outdoor sports.
“Matteson is now the example of how municipalities should monitor and adapt to the ever changing consumer shopping trends. Market Square Crossing will have a positive impact on the southland region’s economy,” Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin said in a statement. “This is an exciting time for us here in Southern Cook County.”