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SUGAR GROVE | Crown Shares New Proposal for 760-Acre Master-Planned Development

The Grove by Crown Community Development, Sugar Grove, Illinois


SUGAR GROVE—Chicagoland-based real estate developer Crown Community Development has announced its proposal for The Grove, a 760-acre master-planned community located 45 miles west of Chicago in Sugar Grove, Ill., at the interchange of Interstate 88 and Route 47.

The vision for The Grove incorporates several proposed live, work and play components, including a vibrant town center; multiple residential neighborhoods with housing for all ages – from single-family homes to apartments; at least 200 acres of open space, including community parks and trails; and areas for retail, restaurants, community services, healthcare and e-commerce distribution or a data center. At the heart of the proposed plan for The Grove is a welcoming town center, which would be thoughtfully designed to promote community engagement, recreation and serve as an ideal location for a future village hall.

The Grove by Crown Community Development, Sugar Grove, Illinois
The Grove by Crown Community Development, Sugar Grove, Illinois

“After careful planning and listening to the residents of Sugar Grove, Crown Community Development is excited to share our new proposal for The Grove, which is very different from the plan submitted in 2019,” said Teri Frankiewicz, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Crown Community Development. “We are starting with a fresh slate and will begin community engagement meetings this spring. We’re looking forward to hearing from residents as we come together to create a thoughtful development where people are eager to live, work and gather, putting Sugar Grove on the path for smart, future growth.”

Proposed neighborhood amenities, intended to benefit all residents of Sugar Grove and the surrounding area, range from a tree-covered trail system with walking and biking trails to preserved green spaces featuring community events and outdoor gathering areas, as well as a dog park, playground, area for food trucks and a farmer's market.

The Grove by Crown Community Development, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Named for the lush, mature trees that can be found throughout the area, The Grove aims to offer a wide range of housing options with designs that fit diverse lifestyles, including both for-sale and for-rent homes from award-winning regional and national builders. Residents could choose from traditional single-family homes, spacious townhomes, active adult homes and stylish apartments, all designed as a haven for modern living.

The current plan for The Grove would position the town center, community green space and residential neighborhoods on the land parcel south of Interstate 88, along with a smaller live/work district – Grove Park – on the land parcel north of the interchange. Grove Park could feature a variety of land uses, including healthcare, business suites, retail, restaurants, multifamily housing, distribution, data center, and other services that provide job opportunities and benefit the Sugar Grove community.

For more details, please visit or follow The Grove on social media at:

The Grove by Crown Community Development, Sugar Grove, Illinois

About Crown Community Development:

For more than 35 years, Crown Community Development has been investing in and developing communities that are models for excellence in land stewardship and neighborhood development. To date, Crown has developed/invested in over 16 residential and commercial communities in markets including Chicago, Tampa, Seattle, Denver, Nashville, Indianapolis, Austin, San Antonio and Gettysburg, Pa. Originally founded in 1919 as The Henry Crown Companies in Chicago, the organization established roots as a family-owned building materials business. Learn more at Crown Community Development.


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