Economic Development - Economic Profile
- Available Land
- Fitness Facilities
- Major Employers
- Top 10 Sales Tax Generators
- Taxe Code Rates
- Village Services
- Schools, Parks & Libraries
- Internet Availability
- Economic Development Programs
Dear Business Professional:
The Village of Burr Ridge is well known for its lovely homes and quiet residential subdivisions. However, the Village of Burr Ridge also includes a carefully planned mix of five office/industrial parks and limited retail areas. The Village is proud of the quality business environment that has been developed in our community and is committed to maintain a healthy business environment for its growing number of business.
The purpose of this web site is to provide both new and existing businesses with useful economic information about our community. If your business is in need of additional information, or would like to meet with Village Staff and me, please contact Village Administrator Steve Stricker at (630) 654-8181, extension 2000.
The primary advantage of locating your business in Burr Ridg is its location. Burr Ridge is conveniently located at the intersection of the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), only 19 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Encompassing seven square miles, Burr Ridge is generally bounded on the east by Wolf Road, on the north by 55th Street, on the west by Madison Street and on the south by 97th Street. Burr Ridge is located within minutes of other major expressways, including I-355, I-88 and I-290.
Burlington Northern passenger railroad stations are located just a few minutes away in nieghboring Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale and Western Springs. PACE bus facilities, located in the County Line Square Shopping Center, allow commuters the option to travel to downtown Hinsdale to catch the Burlington Northern commuter train to downtown Chicago or to travel to downtown Chicago directly via the Stevenson Expressway (I-55).
Santa Fe railroad facilities are located in nearby Willow Springs, offering both passenger and freight services, with the freight service portion of the railroad being associated with one of the largest UPS distribution facilities in the Midwest.
O'Hare Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports, is located only 21 miles directly north along I-294. Midway Airport is conveniently located only 12 miles to the northeast.
Burr Ridge Demographics
The Village of Burr Ridge continues to grow and a population of more than 15,000 is possible by 2020 if the vacant lands in the Village and in the unincorporated areas within the Village's projected utlimate boundaries are developed. Census data reveals that
- Average household size increased slightly since 2000 from 2.96 to 2.97.
- The number of persons per family has remained the same at 3.27.
- The community remains well balanced, wtih women outnumbering men only slightly.
- More than 46.4% of households and 54.9% of families had an income of $150,000 or more.
2010 Census 2000 Census Population 10,559 10,408 Under 5 years 3.5% 5.1% 5-9 years 5.8% 7.1% 10-14 years 8.4% 8.5% 15-19 years 6.8% 7.8% 20-24 years 3.7% 3.4% 25-34 years 6.5% 5.6% 35-44 years 9.8% 14.5% 45-54 years 17.0% 20.3% 55-64 years 19.8% 13.4% 65-74 years 10.8% 7.2% 75-84 years 4.8% 4.4% 85 years and over 3.2% 2.6% Median Age 48.6 44.0
HOUSING 2010 Census 2000 Census Housing Units 4,289 3,679
7.9% 4.7% Median Value $679,400 $477,800 Average Household Size 2.70 2.87 Vacant Units 8.1% 3.8%
EDUCATION 2010 Census 2000 Census Less than 9th Grade 1.2% 1.4% 9-12 grade, no diploma 2.3% 3.3% High School Graduate 13.5% 15.6% Some college, no degree 12.1% 18.3% Associate's Degree 2.7% 3.1% Bachelor's Degree 35.0% 32.2% Graduate Degree 33.1% 26.0%
EMPLOYEMENT/INCOME 2010 Census 2000 Census Unemployment 2.5% Avg. Travel Time 31.4 minutes 31.8 minutes Occupation - -
Management/Business/Science & Arts
Sales & Office
Natural Resources/Construction/ Maintenance
Production/Transportation/ Material Moving
2.4% 2.1% Median Household Income $132,045 $129,507 Per Capita Income $81,192 $58,518 Median Family Income $161,150 $151,126 Persons Below Poverty 18 years and over 3.2% 2.5%
Available Land for Commercial/Office Development
The Village maintains a listing of commercially zoned vacant parcels for sale in the community. For more information, please contact the Village Administrator at (630) 654-8181, extension 2000.
The Village created the Downtown Planning Committee and took a proactive approach to the impact of the Village Center development on a surrounding four block area. The Committee hired a consultant to preapre a retail market capacity study for the two existing blocks of retail/commercial facilities. For Block 4, which is the TCF Bank property, it was determined that, for this parcel, the most viable option is an entertainment use and a high quality design would ensure visual compatibility and physical linkages with the Village Center.
Block 2, which is County Line Square and PACE properties, is seen as a long-term proposition, with the success of the Village Center expediting redevelopment. This property will serve as a community-level shopping center, similar to its current function, with an opportunity to develop a larger shopping center of approximately 135,000 square feet with two or three anchor stores and high-quality design.
The Village of Burr Ridge now has two retail centers, the Burr Ridge Village Center and County Line Square. Both retail centers are located at the southeast corner of County Line Road and I-55.
COUNTY LINE SQUARE
County Line Square has over 20 tenants, including Brookhaven Market, Postnet, Vince's Floral, Tuesday Morning, Capri Restorante Italiano, Capri Express, Subway Sandwich Shop, Moondance Diner, County Wine Merchant, Dao Sushi and Thai and Kirsten's Danish Bakery. For additional information, please contact the leasing agent, CB Richard Ellis, at (630) 573-7035.
BURR RIDGE VILLAGE CENTER
The Burr Ridge Village Center is the centerpiece development for the creation of Downtown Burr Ridge. The Village Center project is located on 20 acres next to Life Time Fitness and County Line Square. It includes seven separate buildings along a main street corridor, consisting of 198,000 square feet of retail, 25,000 square feet of restaurants, 33,000 square feet of office space, 194 residential units, 1,000 commercial parking spaces and 288 residential parking places. The retail stores front on a downtown street with wide sidewalks, on-street parkin and two-way local traffic. A Village Green provides a civic space for community events and passive recreation.
The retail spaces of the Village Center are home to over 25 businesses, including Aeropostale,Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Coldwater Creek, Eddie Bauer, Jos. A. Bank, Kohler Waters Spa & Store, New York & Company, Barbara's Bookstore and Yankee Candle, to name a few. This area of the Center also boasts three restaurants - Coopers Hawk, Topaz and Starbucks - with more restaurants to come.
The Village Center condominium section includes four buildings, with a total of 194 condos. Building #1 houses 50 units, Building #5B consists of 24 units, Building #6 boasts 61 units and Building #7 has 59 units.
More information is available at the Village Hall or from the Village Center web site www.ShopBurrRidge.com.
The Village of Burr Ridge is home to two fine recreational facilities, Five Seasons Sports Club and Life Time Fitness.
Five Seasons, located at the southeast corner of Plainfield Road and Madison Street, offers an exclusive private country club atmosphere, including fine dining, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming and fitness facilities.
Life Time Fitness, a 109,000 square foot family-oriented health club located in the Burr Ridge Corporate Park at the southeast corner of County Line Road and I-55, is part of the fastest growing health and fitness chain in the country and features both indoor and outdoor swimming, handball and racquetball, climbing wall, basketball courts, exercise classes and a full line of fitness equipment.
For more information on these facilities, please contact:
| Five Seasons Sport Club
6901 Madison Street
Life Time Fitness
On April 28, 2005, the Village formed a Hotel Marketing Subcommittee to make recommendations to the Economic Development Committee and Village Board concerning the development and administration of a Hotel Marketing Plan and to discuss ways in which to increase room stays for the four hotels in the Village. The Committee includes a member and an alternate from each of the four hotels listed below. Visit www.BurrRidgeHotels.com to learn more.
Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge Hotel
Quality Inn & Conference Center
Spring Hill Suites
|Extended Stay America
15W122 S. Frontage Rd.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Mr. Bob Witkiewicz, General Manager
The Village of Burr Ridge is home to 13 restaurants, offering a wide variety cuisines.
114 Burr Ridge Parkway
Carry-out Italian cuisine
|The Great American Bagel
104 Burr Ridge Parkway
Bagels, coffee, sandwiches
118 Burr Ridge Parkway
Mexican; dine in and carry out
|Kirsten's Danish Bakery
94 Burr Ridge Parkway
Bakery; sandwiches for lunch
|Capri Ristorante Italiano
324 Burr Ridge Parkway
78 Burr Ridge Parkway
Breakfast and lunch; health-conscious cuisine
96 Burr Ridge Parkway
Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine; mainly carryout
|Porterhouse Steak & Seafood
15W776 N. Frontage Rd.
Steaks and seafood
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway (Inside the Marriott Hotel)
515 Village Center Drive
Coffee, tea, beverages, etc.
| Coopers Hawk Restaurant and Winery
510 Village Center Drive
Modern, casual cuisine and handcrafted wines
112 Burr Ridge Parkway
Sandwiches and salads
|Dao Sushi and Thai
200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Sushi and Thai Food
780 Village Center Drive
Seasonal contemporary American cuisine
|Eddie Merlot's (now open!)
201 Bridewell Drive
Steak and seafood
|Wok 'n Fire
590 Village Center Drive
Sushi, stir fry and bar
16W561 S. Frontage Road
Pizza and Italian cuisine
The Village of Burr Ridge is home to over 400 businesses. The following is a list of major businesses located in Burr Ridge.
|Employer||Type of Business||
Number of Employees
|CNH America LLC (Case)||Agricultural equipment research||
|McGraw-Hill Companies||Publishing corporate office||
|TCF National Bank||Banking corporate office||
|Insure One||Corporate insurance offices||
|American Marketing Sys||Direct marketing||
|Mars Snackfoods US||Manufacturer of snack foods||
|Life Time Fitness||Health & fitness club||
|Praxair||Gases/Cryogenics for food industry||
|Panduit Corp.||Manufacturing telecommunication racks & cable management products||
|Codilis & Associates||Law firm||
|Bank Financial, F.S.B.||Financial services administration||
|Bronson & Bratton, Inc.||Manufacturer of tungsten & ceramic dies & tools||
|Timemed Labeling Systems||Label converters for healthcare industry||
|Hansen Technologies||Industrial refrigeration equipment||
|Meaden Screw Products||Metal fabricating||
|Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec & Hoff, Ltd.||Law firm||
|Marriott Burr Ridge||Hotel||
|Central Decal Company||Pressure sensitive labels||
|Computershare Investor||Printing/data entry-securities/stocks||
|Dik Drug Company||Pharmaceutical warehouse||
Top 10 Sales Tax Generators
(List in alphabetical order, not by sales)
These top ten companies generated an aggregate total of $510,142 in sales tax revenue for the Village of Burr Ridge that was received in the 2009 calendar year. This amount represented 29% of all sales tax received by the Village in 2009.
Burr Ridge Food Mart
Cooper's Hawk Restaurant & Winery
Dik Drug Company
Finkbiner Equipment Company
Merle B. Smith Company, Inc.
Quinlan & Fabish Music Store, Inc.
My Office Products, Inc.
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
Banks in Burr Ridge
Burr Ridge Bank & Trust
7020 S. County Line Road
101 Burr Ridge Parkway
MB Financial Bank, N.A.
7000 County Line Road
MB Financial Bank
8300 S. Madison Street
National City Bank
88-90 Burr Ridge Parkway
800 Burr Ridge Parkway
Tax Code Rates
The Village of Burr Ridge strives to maintain one of thel owest overall tax rates in both DuPage and Cook Counties. In Cook County, the 2007 Property Tax Rate was $5.3460 per $100 of equalized assessed valuation - below the average Cook County tax bill.
In addition, the Municipal portion of the total tax rate for 2007 is only $0.1234/$100 of assessed valuation, which is approximately 3.0% of the overall amount.
|Rank||DuPage County Municipality||
2009 Tax Rate Per $100 of Assessed Valuation
|4||Hinsdale (Downers Grove Township)||
|5||Hinsdale (York Township)||
|8||Downers Grove (Lisle Township)||
|9||Downers Grove (Downers Grove Township)||
|10||Downers Grove (York Township)||
|11||Elmhurst (York Township)||
|12||Villa Park (Addison Township)||
|13||Elmhurst (Addison Township)||
|19||Winfield (Milton Township)||
|20||Naperville (Naperville Township)||
|21||Naperville (Lisle Township)||
|22||Villa Park (York Township)||
|24||Warrenville (Naperville Township)||
|25||Addison (Addison Township)||
|26||Addison (Bloomingdale Township)||
|27||Warrneville (Winfield Township)||
|31||Elk Grove Village||
|34||Winfield (Winfield Township)||
|39||Carol Stream (Wayne Township)||
|40||Carol Stream (Bloomingdale Township)||
|41||Aurora (Naperville Township)||
|42||West Chicago (Wayne Township)||
|43||Aurora (Winfield Township)||
|44||West Chicago (Winfield Township)||
- Form of Government: President and Board of Trustees
- Full-Time Village Administrator
- Employees: 55 full-time (including police), 8 part-time
- Three to four seasonal Public Works Employees as needed
- Source: The Village receives an ample supply of Lake Michigan water via the Village of Bedford Park Water System.
- Capacity: The Village's Water Department system includes a pumping station; a 3,000,000-gallon underground reservoir, 2,000,000 and 300,000-gallon elevated storage tanks, and a standby system system of wells. Lake Michigan water is rechlorinated at the Burr Ridge pumping station.
- Consumption: 2009 average consumption = 1,814,747 gallons/day; 2009 peak consumption = 4,468,224 gallons/day
- Present commercial water rate: $6.37 per 1,000 gallons for commercial customers.
WASTEWATER COLLECTION & TREATMENT
The Village of Burr Ridge is serviced by three wastewater treatment facilities. Those properties within Cook County are served by wastewater treatment facilities under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). Costs for maintenance/operations of the MWRD treatemnt plant and major collection sewers are paid through property taxes. Costs to maintain all local sewers are paid through user charges paid to the Village of Burr Ridge.
Properties generally located north of I-55 and in DuPage County are served by the Hinsdale Sanitary District. The sanitary sewer collection system is also under the jurisdiction of the Flagg Creek Water Reclamation District.
Those properties located south of I-55 are served by a wastewater treatment facility under the jurisdiction of DuPage County. The sanitary sewer collection system is also under the jurisdiction of DuPage County.
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL/RECYCLING
Solid waste disposal, including the collection of recyclables, is handled by private arrangement of each business with one of the scavenger services licensed to operate commercially in Burr Ridge.
Recyclable materials include newsprint, aluminum cans, green glass, brown glass, white glass, plastics (such as milk, water and juice bottles, bleach and detergent bottles, margarine tubs, peanut butter jars and six-pack rings), tin cans, magazines, corrugated cardboard, brown paper bags, aluminum foil and baking pans and empty aerosol cans.
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Police protection is provided by the Village of Burr Ridge. There are 17 full-time Patrol Officers, 2 Investigators, 3 Corporals, 4 Sergeants, 1 Chief of Police, 1 Deputy Chief of Police and 3 full-time and 2 part-time civilian clerks, for a total of 31 full-time and 2 part-time employed by the Village. All officers are trained in accordance with the requirements of the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board. Police dispatching and E-9-1-1 services for the Village of Burr Ridge are provided through the Southwest Central Dispatch Agency.
The Burr Ridge Police Department is a member of CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) in DuPage County. This system links the Police Department with 25 other police departments throughout DuPage County and provides a countywide data base as well as records management and crime reporting statistics.
FIRE PROTECTION & AMBULANCE SERVICES
Fire protection and ambulance services are provided by the Tri-State and Pleasantview Fire Protection Districts. Tri-State serves that portion of Burr Ridge west of County Line Road and south of Plainfield Road, while Pleasantview serves the rest of the Village. Both fire districts are taxing bodies separate from the Village and serve more than Burr Ridge.
In addition to operating the water system and the sanitary sewers in the Cook County portion of the Village, the Public Works Department is responsible for approximately 70 miles of streets and 75 cul-de-sacs, including maintenance, snow removal, street signs, street lights, street trees (planting and removal) and storm sewers. Also, the Public Works Department maintains approximately 30 acres of open space owned by the Village, the lakes included in Village-owned open space and Village-owned buildings. The Public Works Department also oversees the Village's annual Tree Program, taking responsibility for planting trees in open areas where no trees previously existed or as replacements for trees which had been removed due to disease, old age, large broken branches, vandalism, salt, drought or insect damage or unknown reasons.
Schools, Parks & Libraries
(visit the Links page to find the web addresses for the schools, parks & libraries serving Burr Ridge)
The Village residents are served by one of two park districts, each of which has its own elected Board of Commissioners.
Burr Ridge Park District
15W400 Harvester Drive
Pleasant Dale Park District
7425 Wolf Road
Library services are available to some property owners in Burr Ridge that are located within the Indian Prairie Library District and all Burr Ridge residents may obtain a library card from either the Hinsdale or Indiana Prairie Library. There is a set fee for a card that may be used at any of the libraries in the Suburban Library System (call 325-6640 for details), as well as a Hinsdale Library card. An Indian Prairie Library card for non-district residents is based on the assessed valuation of their property. A current tax bill must be presented for the fee to be determined. For further information, call the Hinsdale Library at 986-1976 or Indian Prairie at 887-8760.
There are three types of broadband internet choices for Burr Ridge businesses. The providers are Comcast Cable, Business Only Broadband and AT&T. The services listed below are considered commercial grade, not residential. No DSL is available in the area due to the distance from the SBC central office.
The regular Comcast Cable high speed internet service is only available in residential areas. However, Comcast now offers a commercial grade product. Comcast Workplace Standard and Comcast Workplace Enhanced Internet services are available to all businesses in Burr Ridge. For details, features and pricing contact Comcast at (800) 316-1619 or www.comcast.net.
BUSINESS ONLY BROADBAND (BOB)
Business Only Broadband (BOB) provides wireless high speed internet access to Village businesses. This commercial grade business service delivers Internet access via high frequency radios located on the Village water towers. The wireless network is completely separate and independent of the phone or cable company. This technology eliminates the complications and limittions associated with using a wired infrastructure, equipment and services. For more details, features and pricing, contact BOB at (877) BOB-4553 or email email@example.com. The mailing address is 77 Oakmont, Suite 2000, Westmont, IL 60559.
Broadband internet is currently being deployed in the Village via AT&T Project Lightspeed. You can contact AT&T at www.att.com for availability in your area. For AT&T U-Verse information, visit their website at www.att.com/u-verse.
Map of Commercial/Industrial Areas
State & County Economic Development Programs
Whether you are looking to expand, relocate or start a new business in Burr Ridge, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Illinois Small Business Office, the DuPage County Office of Economic Development and/or the Cook County Planning and Development Department may be of assistance. The State of Illinois, through its Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, offers a number of innovative business development and retention programs that include grants, loans and training and educational assistance. In addition, the economic development staff of these agencies can provide information about Federal, State and local business development programs and current demographic data.
Cook County Planning and Development Department
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60602-3007
or visit their web site at www.chicago-cook.org
Small Business Development Center;
Business and Professional Institute
College of DuPage
425 22nd Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
or visit their web site at www.cod.edu/BPI/sbdc.htm
DuPage County Office of Economic Development
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
or visit their web site at www.dupageco.org/economicdevelopment/
Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601
(217) 782-3891 or (312) 814-2308
or visit their web site at www.illinoisbiz.biz