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Arlington Racecourse Comes to Market as Development Opportunity

A contiguous 326-acre redevelopment opportunity is coming to market at the current home of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, IL. The infill site has the capacity to support a wide range of uses.

CBRE’s Tony Gange and Matt Ishikawa are marketing the opportunity on behalf of Churchill Downs Incorporated. The property can be taken in full but may also present the option to subdivide.

“Arlington International Racecourse’s ideal location paired with an abundance of nearby amenities means there is virtually no limit to the possibilities this site presents to developers and investors,” said Ishikawa. “An infill site of this size with such strong market fundamentals represents a once-in-a-generation chance to bring a large-scale vision to life.”

Arlington International Racecourse has been one of the most renowned racetracks in the world with a 93-year history of thoroughbred horse racing. The property provides direct access to transit and easy highway access.

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