Economic Development Peru Illinois
Economic Development Peru Illinois
Property Available Peru, IL
Property Available Peru, IL
Gapen Land (±140 acres)
Northwest corner of Interstate 80 & Plank Road, in Bureau County, IL


This property comprises ±140 acres of vacant land, which is buildable up to 2 million square feet. It is strategically located just north of Interstate 80 (with 1,800 feet of highway frontage), a major transcontinental east-west corridor that carries between 24,000 and 25,500 vehicles past this area every day. It is also just 5 miles west of the interchange with Interstate 39, which connects central Illinois with north central Wisconsin, and has been designated a major economic development corridor by the state of Illinois. Six interstate highways intersect I-39, including I-43, I-55, I-74, I-80, I-88, and I-90. Enterprise zone incentives.

This vast network of interstate highways provides access to 18 major cities within the 11-hour maximum trucking drive time, including:

Atlanta, GA 11 Indianapolis, IN 3.5 Nashville, TN 7.5
Buffalo, NY 9.5 Kansas City, MO 6.5 Oklahoma City, OK 11
Columbus, OH 6.5 Louisville, KY 5.5 Omaha, NE 6
Des Moines, IA 4 Memphis, TN 7.5 Pittsburgh, PA 8
Detroit, MI 5.25 Milwaukee, WI 2.5 St. Louis, MO 3.5
Fargo, ND 9.5 Minneapolis, MN 6.25 Toronto, ON 9

The property also benefits from direct rail access to the north (the Peru Industrial Railroad can ship to 2/3 of the country in 2 days or less), and Illinois Valley Regional Airport is less than two miles away. Furthermore, the city is located along the Illinois River, which has barge access and storage. All these transportation options, along with the city’s reliable infrastructure, make this area an extremely attractive and competitive location when compared to other sites throughout the country.


Bob Vickrey, Development Director
City of Peru
Office: 1901 Fourth Street
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-224-6018
Fax: 815-223-9381


Dan Cawley
3000 Woodcreek Drive - Ste 100
Downers Grove, IL 60515
O: 630-810-0300
M: 630-399-3764

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