Last month, Regency’s Mellody Farm brought home a Silver award from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Global Awards in the category of “New Developments - Retail projects between 150,001 and 500,000 sq. ft. of total retail space.” Boasting 35 retail stores, 260+ executive apartments and 258,687 SF of retail space, Mellody Farm is an open-air, urban-inspired, shopping and dining destination in the heart of Chicagoland’s northern suburb of Vernon Hills.
Founded in 1957, ICSC’s mission is to ensure the retail and real estate industry is broadly recognized for the integral role it plays in the social, civic and economic vibrancy of communities across the globe. Offering annual recognition for marketing, design and development and retail store design, ICSC Global Awards are the most recognized achievement for professional excellence in the retail and real estate industry.
While we are absolutely thrilled about this award, we would be remiss not to recognize the amazing team behind Mellody Farm that truly made it what it is,” said Peggy McDermott, Vice President, Property Operations. “From investments, construction and property operations to architects, consultants, marketing and our friends at The Village of Vernon Hills, this project was truly a team effort that we are so proud to be a part of.b. “From investments, construction and property operations to architects, consultants, marketing and our friends at The Village of Vernon Hills, this project was truly a team effort that we are so proud to have been a part of.
A distinctive shopping center model to the suburban setting, Mellody Farm combines multifamily and retail to create a walkable community that encourages local shopping, while offering placemaking opportunities for retailers and visitors alike. Built on the undeveloped Hawthorne Mellody Farms Dairy parcel, the project emphasizes green, open spaces within the community and the surrounding nature preserves. The project’s mix of modern-industrial and eclectic architecture, rustic finishes, lush landscaping, vibrant murals, music system, and artisan- crafted benches, creates a memorable customer experience for all to enjoy.