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Work begins on massive Arlington Downs project

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Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder and David Trandel, partner in the project, sixth and seventh from left, participate in the groundbreaking Wednesday for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs on Euclid Avenue just west of Arlington Park.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Richard Cavenaugh, president of Stoneleigh Companies, speaks during the groundbreaking in Arlington Heights for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder jokes about using a groundbreaking shovel given to her by David Trandel, owner of the project, for gardening when she retires in April.

The pool area of the former Sheraton Hotel and CoCo Key Water Resort looks close to the same inside as when it closed. The developer plans to enlarge the resort and combine it with a smaller hotel than the one that used to grace the site.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Arlington Heights broke ground on a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs on the site of the former Sheraton Hotel and CoCo Key Water Resort just west of Arlington Park.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

David Trandel, a project partner, speaks during the groundbreaking in Arlington Heights for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

This is an artist's drawing of the $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.

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Arlington Heights officials celebrated the start of a new season with a groundbreaking Wednesday for Arlington Downs, the long-planned $250 million redevelopment project that finally got under way. "It's been a terrific journey. It's been challenging, but we've been blessed with terrific partners," said David Trandel, a partner in the project.
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    • Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder and David Trandel, partner in the project, sixth and seventh from left, participate in the groundbreaking Wednesday for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs on Euclid Avenue just west of Arlington Park.
    • Richard Cavenaugh, president of Stoneleigh Companies, speaks during the groundbreaking in Arlington Heights for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.
    • Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder jokes about using a groundbreaking shovel given to her by David Trandel, owner of the project, for gardening when she retires in April.
    • The pool area of the former Sheraton Hotel and CoCo Key Water Resort looks close to the same inside as when it closed. The developer plans to enlarge the resort and combine it with a smaller hotel than the one that used to grace the site.
    • Arlington Heights broke ground on a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs on the site of the former Sheraton Hotel and CoCo Key Water Resort just west of Arlington Park.
    • David Trandel, a project partner, speaks during the groundbreaking in Arlington Heights for a $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.
    • This is an artistís drawing of the $250 million apartment, retail and commercial project known as Arlington Downs.
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