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New Development Could be Coming to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE - Some new developments are on the horizon for Merrillville.

Town manager Patrick Reardon told the "Times" that a massive facility is considering locating in the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads complex at Broadway and 93rd Avenue.

The facility could be up to 225,000 square feet and construction could begin in the fall.

It was not disclosed what or who the new tenant could be or it the company is looking for incentives from the town.

Merrillville Planning Director Sheila Shine told the "Times that a frozen food distributor is looking for a location to build a new 200,000-square-foot facility.

She said land in the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads and property on Colorado Street are among the company's choices in Merrillville.

Other new projects include, a new auto repair business going on Merrillville Road and a 50,000 square-foot building for new development.


Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.