Andretti proposal will get Schaumburg leisure district off to racing begin

Schaumburg officers and representatives of Orlando-based Andretti Indoor Karting & Video games say they’re excited to launch the primary part of the village’s 23-acre leisure district across the Schaumburg Conference Heart and Renaissance Lodge.

Final week, the village introduced that an 80,000-square-foot Andretti Karting facility can be the anchor of the 8-acre first part on the west aspect of the Renaissance Lodge.

Different components would come with a multilevel, 900-space parking deck and an extra leisure venue and restaurant. Oak Brook-based Kensington Improvement Companions is anticipated to succeed in an settlement with Schaumburg on Tuesday to market these further restaurant and leisure areas.

Andretti Karting’s Director of Actual Property & Improvement Chad Montgomery stated the attraction of his firm’s first Midwestern venue is prone to make Kensington’s activity simpler.

One million guests a 12 months are projected on the proposed Andretti Karting in Schaumburg, which is able to take the corporate past its southern places in Florida, Georgia and Texas.

“We expect Schaumburg is the proper place to plant our first Midwestern flag,” Montgomery stated.

The corporate plans to purchase the Schaumburg website for $6 million after which make investments one other $30 million in a venue that can embrace multilevel karting tracks for various age ranges, an arcade, a two-level laser tag enviornment, bowling, digital actuality sights, a full restaurant and bar, and 10,000 sq. ft of occasion house.



Although suburban Chicago is new territory for Andretti, the Schaumburg location will not be totally unfamiliar. The corporate’s flagship location in Orlando is true throughout from the Orange County Conference Heart, and others are close to Topgolf websites just like the one within the 225-acre Veridian Improvement throughout Meacham Street.

With planning and preparation for the leisure district and parking deck having gone on for a couple of years, Schaumburg Mayor Tom Dailly believes it could not be off to a greater begin.

“I’m actually, actually enthusiastic about Andretti Indoor Karting,” he stated. “Go-karting is enjoyable! And you are able to do this realizing you are going to do it safely. It is actually a terrific anchor for the leisure district.”

Andretti Director of Advertising and marketing Samantha LaMagna stated she usually hears individuals categorical shock over the presence of a full-service restaurant and the dimensions and high quality of occasion house at their places.



Montgomery stated the brand new location will make use of 350 individuals.

Andretti Karting has fared nicely through the pandemic as a result of its dedication to hygiene protocols and making its patrons conscious of them, LaMagna stated. In 2021, the corporate reached an all-time excessive of $100 million in revenues, ensuing within the fee of $1.5 million in year-end bonuses and this month’s launch of a brand new worker profit-sharing association.

As soon as the approaching functions and website evaluation are accomplished in Schaumburg, development is anticipated to take 10 months from groundbreaking, Montgomery stated.

It is hoped the opposite companies might be recognized in time that development of all of them and the parking deck might be achieved concurrently.

“Hopefully, this primary part will open suddenly,” Montgomery stated.

Demolition of the 110,000-square-foot Woodfield Inexperienced Govt Centre on the north aspect of Thoreau Drive this fall is anticipated to offer house for part two of the leisure district, in addition to momentary parking whereas part one is underneath development.

The second part might embrace a resort or a small quantity of residential property, however neither is taken into account a excessive precedence, Schaumburg Financial Improvement Director Matt Frank stated.

Most of all, the leisure district might be targeted on younger adults and professionals, somewhat than kid-oriented venues just like the Legoland or Peppa Pig World of Play on the south aspect of I-90, he added.

A future pedestrian bridge over Meacham Street may also make the deliberate Sports activities & Social restaurant within the Veridian Improvement walkable for Renaissance Lodge friends, Frank stated.

Dailly added that he want to see the village’s trolley-shaped buses that serve the Woodfield Mall space damaged up into a number of routes that may concentrate on serving to guests attain both Topgolf on the western finish of Veridian or the village’s present restaurant row and retail shops throughout the tollway.

The deliberate part one of many leisure district displaces a long-held need for a performing arts heart to the west of the Renaissance Lodge, Dailly stated he believes the modified market may nonetheless name for some kind of smaller-scale music venue in part two.


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