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Edwardsville’s Hard Hat Construction Area-Whispering Heights

Progress pictures of the Whispering Heights development project in Edwardsville!   Whispering Heights offers luxury living steps away from where you work, dine, and play. This modern and innovative mixed-use community includes 153 apartment homes and over 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.  The expected completion date for the South Building is October 2019 and April 2020 for the North Building!

Photo Credits: Holland Construction Services

Hard hat Construction Area-Lion’s Choice Status Update July 1, 2019

Edwardsville is quietly becoming a food capital in the metro-east. With over 120 different food establishments ranging from white table cloth to casual, Edwardsville is being a destination for food and drink. With traffic counts along Route 159 reaching 21,700 cars a day, it is easy understanding why developers see Route 159 as a viable commercial corridor. hashtag#growedwardsville.

Edwardsville will be the second Illinois location for Lion’s Choice.  The restaurant will be another ‘prototype’ for the company.  During the 1990s and early 2000s, the current Pizza Hut location on Troy Road was a Lion’s Choice restaurant.




As of July 1, 2019

Hard Hat Construction Area-Stillwater Senior Living Facility Expansion

New Addition Features:

  • 32,000 sq. ft. Expansion
  • 18 state-of-the-art memory suites with optional companion suites for couples, a secured courtyard, a sensory room, all-day dining, a private entrance, 24-hour nursing, an in-house physician, a private salon and all staff members are dementia- and Alzheimer’s-certified
  • 16 assisted living units, with studios, one- and two-bedroom units with two-bath deluxe styles. The building also has an upgraded state-of-the-art emergency response system
  • Building amenities will include a chapel, a respite room, four seasons room complete with walkout terrace, a lounge area with a fire pit, a fitness center and an upgraded therapy room.
  • The project will be completed winter of 2020.  Upon completion, this facility will have 80 units
  • Currently, Stillwater has 46 units with 40 employees
  • Anticipated hiring 30-40 new staff

Hard Hat Construction Area-Wohlford Dental & Hite Orthodontics

The City of Edwardsville continues to see positive growth with more commercial development along State Route 157.  With over 26,600 people who live in Edwardsville and is the regional hub for government, medical and shopping we believe that the increasing need for more commercial development will continue to grow.


Hard Hat Construction Area-215 S. Kansas-Mixed Use Apartment Building

Progress pictures for a mixed-use development project at 215 N. Kansas Street in Edwardsville.  This development will include 4-three bedrooms apartments and 2-two bedroom apartments right in the heart of downtown Edwardsville!  The ground floor will include over 3300 square feet for commercial use. The expected completion date for this project is November 2019!

August 22, 2019

June 18, 2019

Hard Hat Construction Area Status Update- Exeter Warehouse, 5701-5715 Inner Park Drive

Proposed elevation

Location of the new warehouse

Floor-slab installation continues at Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL where Meridian is constructing a 673,920 SF speculative industrial facility for Exeter Property Group.







Tilt-wall framing is underway at Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL where Meridian is constructing a 673,920 SF speculative industrial facility for Exeter Property Group

Hard Hat Construction Area – Ironworks

Coming soon, bike riders using the Madison County Transit bike trail will have easy access to Ironworks, which is located on Plum Street between Center Grove Road and Governors’ Parkway. Tenants include Sugarfire Barbecue, Global Brew, Chicken Salad Chick, and Strange Donuts. The site will consist of:

• 22,000 Square Ft.
• Multi-tenant Retail building
• A third building is planned at a later date


3/14/19 status

Business Forecast Breakfast 2019 (2-5-19)


The City of Edwardsville Business Forecast Breakfast is an event designed to equip you with the information you can use to help predict how the national, state and local economy and leading indicators will affect your business. More importantly, this event will provide you with a longer-term look at how growth may influence Edwardsville’s economy far into the future.

Charles S. Gascon- Regional Economist-Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. As a regional economist, he analyzes economic conditions in the Eighth Federal Reserve District and reports on conditions to the Bank president and staff economists prior to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings. He is responsible for writing the bank’s Beige Book report on local economic conditions and contributes to other bank publications. His work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and in local media outlets. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics. Gascon has a master’s degree in economics from State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Timothy Sullivan-Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Economics & Finance. An instructor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Maryland. His primary research interests are local economic development and statistical methods. He has performed economic impact analysis for a variety of entities, including universities, transportation infrastructure, government projects, sports facilities, and several large businesses. He has coauthored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and reports on economic impact analysis, local economic development and financing, the economics of sports, and the role of the internet in the economy.