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The Shoppes on Washington is a proposed neighborhood convenience shopping and office center located 1.5 miles south of downtown Naperville, Illinois.

1001 South Washington Street
Naperville, Illinois

The proposed center is being developed by Tartan Realty Group, a Chicago-area firm with ties to Naperville.


  • The development comprises three buildings limited to one and two stories. They include a stand-alone coffee house adjacent to Washington Street, and two retail and office buildings. Though each building’s design is unique, they are unified in their form, materials, and details to complement the overall neighborhood.

  • The Shoppes on Washington’s upscale architecture, mature trees, and extensive landscaping respect the traditional character of the surrounding community and offers a contemporary design capturing the modern retail experience.

  • The landscaping plan preserves mature trees and features extensive landscaping throughout, including along all perimeter roadways.

  • The site plan provides for extensive setbacks along both Sycamore and Catalpa along with complementary architecture.


About the Design



  • Building A is a single-story standalone coffee house with drive thru. It fronts Washington Street and anchors the southern end of the development.

  • Building B (single-story retail) and Building C (two-story office/retail) sit along the eastern edge of mature trees fronting Catalpa Lane and face out towards the commercial portions of Washington Street and Gartner Road.

  • The development has ample parking for both cars and bikes.


  • An open-air pedestrian walkway between Buildings B and C leads to a framed outdoor courtyard defined by the buildings’ edge and canopy of mature trees along Catalpa Lane.

  • The buildings’ distinct sizes and limited heights give dimension and the varying patterns of the masonry add rhythm, detail, and craftsmanship.

Site Setbacks

  • Buildings B is set back approximately 62 feet from Catalpa Lane

  • Building C is set back approximately 69 feet from Catalpa Lane and approximately 39 feet from Sycamore Drive

Site Circulation / Access Points

  • The plan aligns the Gartner Street access point with the Naperville Plaza shopping center’s access across the street.

  • The plan eliminates entirely the existing access point on Catalpa Lane.

  • The access point on Washington Street is located near the property’s existing access point.

  • Access points on Sycamore Drive have been reduced from two to one. The existing access widths are 20 and 90 feet; the new single access point will be 31-feet wide.

  • Pedestrian sidewalks connect the site from Washington, Sycamore, Catalpa, and Gartner streets, and offer internal walks to enhance safety and promote pedestrian activity.

    Green Elements / Landscaping

  • The landscaping plan preserves mature trees.

  • Landscaping throughout the development will be consistent with the City of Naperville’s design guidelines and will create a sense of place by following a consistent theme.

  • Extensive landscaping will be installed along all perimeter roadways consisting of parkway trees, shade trees, ornamentals, and foundation plantings.

  • Landscaped islands will be installed with additional decorative plantings.

  • The hardscape outdoor area adjacent to Buildings B and C will enhance the site’s overall aesthetics.


Development Team


Chicago-based Tartan Realty Group, Inc. is a retail-focused development and real estate brokerage firm that brings 20+ years of experience to community retail centers in Illinois and Indiana. Tartan has a track record of developing community oriented mixed-use projects that realize the highest and best use of their sites, from new construction to historic renovation. With a focus on enhancing downtown centers, the firm brings its relationships with nationally branded retailers to create balanced and successful retail developments. Learn more at TartanRealtyGroup.com.


Prior Tartan Developments

We’ve been developing and leasing thoughtful retail and mixed-use developments in Illinois and Indiana for more than two decades.