Work is underway for Machesney Park's largest retail development. Local leaders gathered at the commercial hub of routes 173 and 251 to get the project officially going.
Site preparations have been underway for some time. The location will include more than 250 thousand square feet of retail space. It is called "Machesney Crossings".
While developer First Rockford Group would not divulge specific tenants, they did say it would include a restaurant and commercial mix.
Most of the stores are expected to be open by the end of the year.