Oak Brook

McDonald's selling 34 vacant acres in Oak Brook to homebuilder; park district wants to keep space open

McDonald's selling 34 vacant acres in Oak Brook to homebuilder; park district wants to keep space open

McDonald’s plans to sell 34 acres alongside its former Oak Brook headquarters to a developer that wants to build high-end town homes, thwarting the local park district’s effort to buy the vacant land and continue using it for sports fields and open space.

Homebuilder PulteGroup has a contract to buy Autumn Oaks, the 34-acre site at Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road, the buyer and seller confirmed Wednesday.

Pulte is proposing a luxury, gated residential community with 170 town homes on the property, which was previously used as soccer fields and park space, according to the statement. “Pulte is focused on making investments in communities where we know consumers are...

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