Calamos Real Estate LLC of Naperville today announced it acquired 25 acres of land, extending its existing 31-acre, Rte. 59 and I-88 CityGate Centre campus to the north side of Ferry Road where it will build DuPage County’s largest multi-use, indoor ice, sports, entertainment and expo facility.
The site, to be known as CityGate North, was purchased from Senior Care Development of Harrison, NY, which owns and operates the adjacent Monarch Landing Senior Living Community.
“CityGate North will serve our community in many ways; providing more opportunity for residents to participate in sporting events, music and other family-friendly entertainment, and creating jobs and generating revenue for the area as a whole,” said John P. Calamos, Sr., owner, Calamos Real Estate. “We are proud to be driving this effort in Naperville and for all of DuPage County and the surrounding areas.”
“Naperville needs this,” said Naperville Development Partnership President Christine Jeffries. “With its prime location off of I-88, it will be a regional draw and will help grow tourism.
“From ice and other sporting events to concerts and expos, it will help fill our local hotels and restaurants,” she added. “We’re very excited about its potential.”
Ground breaking for the 245,000-square-foot, 4,500-seat facility, which will house two regulation-size ice rinks, could occur as soon as late spring or early summer with possible occupancy in fall 2019.
“There is nothing else in the area like the venue we have planned,” said Calamos SVP Ken Witkowski. “CityGate North will add to the vibrancy of CityGate Centre in this corner of Naperville and DuPage County.”
Additional partnerships and anchor tenants will be announced in the coming months.
About CityGate Centre: CityGate Centre is a retail, restaurant and office campus at the southeast corner of Route 59 and Ferry Road in Naperville. It is home to the Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond Hotel Arista, Illinois’ first LEED-certified hotel, and to USDA Prime steakhouse CityGate Grille. In spring 2018, Che Figata, a fresh Italian kitchen, bar and market will open its doors.
Other food, retail and service destinations at CityGate Centre include Tap In Pub & Carvery, Lavazza, Kafenio, Olympus Executive Fitness Center, Arista Spa & Salon, and DuPage Medical Group.