Thursday, April 11, 2013
Developer expected to answer concerns posed by residents at initial hearing in February.
Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission will continue a public hearing today, Thursday, April 11, regarding ARCO Murray/Addison LLC's proposed six-story project at 135-149 N. Addison Ave. During a three-hour hearing Feb. 28, members of the public voiced myriad concerns about not only the building's height, but the city's Open Meetings Act violations and other alleged impropriety by city officials. The hearing was scheduled to be continued in March, but was postponed to April 11 because the developer asked for more time to prepare its response. Read about the Feb. 28 commission meeting here. The project, a proposed retail, office and parking structure, requires variances to accommodate building height and associated setbacks. Currently, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
ARCO Murray asked for more time to prepare a response to myriad concerns about its proposed six-story project. Residents sounded off last month not only about building height, but the city's Open Meetings Act violations and other issues.
Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission on Thursday granted a continuance of a public hearing to discuss building height in the downtown district. ARCO Murray/Addison Corridor LLC asked that the continued discussion of its request to build a six-story buiding and the associated setback variances at 135-149 N. Addison St., originally scheduled for Thursday, be pushed back to April 11. The development is slated to include retail and office space, as well as parking. "In order to appropriately address the concerns conveyed during the Zoning and Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 28, 2013, we request a continuance until April 11, 2013," Bradley Dannegger of ARCO Murray National Construction Co. said in a letter to Planning and Zoning …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
It appears the developer doesn't have all of the paperwork in order yet.
The Zoning and Planning Commission public hearing scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, was rescheduled, according to a press release distributed at 12:54 p.m. Thursday by the city of Elmhurst. The meeting is being rescheduled for Feb. 28. The hearing was originally scheduled to hear a request from Arco Murray/Addison Corridor LLC, which is seeking a conditional use permit to build a six story building (68 feet high) at 135-149 N. Addison St. Current zoning only allows for four stories (45 feet high). The hearing was canceled due to the fact that an application for associated setback variations has not yet been received and has not yet been publicized in the local media. The hearing, referenced as Case #13P-01, will be re-publicized …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Complete failure to respect zoning codes indicates a high level of rubber stamping has been going on in Elmhurst for years.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The recent application by Redeemer Lutheran Church for a digital reader-board sign to be placed on its adjacent property, bounded by St. Charles, Kenilworth and Arlington, in front of the Redeemer Center, has generated significant opposition from neighbors. I will leave it to others to comment on how the church leadership has addressed the neighbors. The purpose of this letter is to point out some glaring inconsistencies in how the city has mistakenly interpreted its own zoning code, and even more importantly, how the residents of the entire city have been let down by city staff, the members of the Zoning and Planning Commission, and their predecessors. A quick check of the Zoning code shows that the only type of informational sign allowed…