Friday, April 12, 2013
Some say even the four-story plan for the Addison Avenue development should go back to the drawing board.
Calling it "one of the most unique and complicated cases I've ever seen," Zoning and Planning Commission Chairman Darrell Whistler opened Part 2 of a public hearing Thursday to seek input on a proposed six-story building downtown. The developer, Addison Corridor LLC, is asking for zoning variances to allow for a six-story building and associated setbacks. Currently, only four-story buildings are allowed in the downtown business district. Recalling that the first hearing Feb. 28 on 135-149 N. Addison Ave. went more than three hours, Whistler warned Thursday's audience, which included a majority of the same people, to keep their comments relevant to the matter at hand. "On Feb. 28, we spent over three hours talking about jurisdictional, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Project hasn't been discussed in public since December 2010.
Information about a proposed, six-story development on Addison Avenue soon will be made public, Acting Mayor Scott Levin announced at Tuesday's Elmhurst City Council meeting. Elmhurst resident Tamara Brenner said during public comment she was surprised the topic was not on this week's agenda, since Levin had indicated at an earlier meeting that it would be. She said all business related to the Addison Avenue project to date has been conducted in closed session. "There has been no public discussion since December 2010, when we heard a six-story building was an option for Addison Street," she said. First Ward Aldermen Diane Gutenkauf sent out a press release last month stating she voted against a contract extension between the city and …
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 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Aldermen and neighbors get the word out about what could be a precedent-setting decision.
UPDATE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. A controversial building request is coming before the Elmhurst Zoning and Planning Commission for a hearing at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. Arco Murray/Addison Corridor LLC is asking the city for permission to build a six-story structure at 135-149 N. Addison St. that will house retail and office space, as well as parking. Part of the controversy lies in the fact that the city's zoning code only permits four-story structures in the downtown area, and many, including some aldermen, believe six stories would be an eyesore and set a precedent for other buildings downtown. Residents on nearby Larch Avenue are sending out emails and posting notices on doors encouraging as many people to show up at the…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Public hearing will lead off the City Council meeting Monday; meeting will conclude with vote on dual elected duty referendum.
Elmhurst residents will have a chance to be heard Monday, Aug. 6, at a public hearing on the proposed North York Road tax increment financing district. Elmhurst City Council will hear the public's opinion on this potential fourth TIF district in town at its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 209 N. York St. The city says the TIF is needed to spur development on the north end of town, but representatives of School District 205 and the Elmhurst Park District have expressed concerns with regard to how it will affect their tax revenue. The proposed TIF would begin at the Hahn Street property on the south and continue to Grand Avenue on the north, and include the new Mariano's property at York and Industrial Drive, as well …
Monday, May 7, 2012
City Council also set to approve several contracts, Cool Cars, Farmers Market and Jaycees Carnival.
Elmhurst City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at City Hall, 209 N. York St. The meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss acquisition of real property, pending litigation and appointment, employment or compensation of a city officer or employee. The public meeting will begin with a hearing on electricity aggregation. It is the second public hearing designed to gain resident input to help finalize a plan to seek cheaper power rates than those currently offered by ComEd. The first was held April 23. Mayor Pete DiCianni will then make proclamations declaring Bike to Work Week and National Police Week. A public forum will follow. Members of the community are welcome to speak for up to three minutes …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Weigh in at the next public hearing on electricity aggregation May 7.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
While price is something we all value, rarely is a purchasing decision made based on price alone. Consumers buy what they consider to be the best value. Elmhurst residents can vocalize what they believe is the best value in electricity in the second of two electric aggregation public hearings at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at City Hall. An electric aggregation referendum was passed on March 20 authorizing the city to negotiate electric rates. The May 7 hearing allows the public to comment on the city’s draft Plan of Operation and Governance for its municipal electric aggregation program. A copy of the proposed plan is available for review at City Hall during regular business hours. All persons present at the Public Hearing will be given an …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Committees will then discuss TIF, Cool Cars, stormwater and more.
Elmhurst City Council will hold the first of two public hearings on residential aggregation for electricity at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23. Resident input will help the city finalize its plan to seek cheaper power rates than those currently offered by ComEd. Following the public hearing, at 7 p.m., council members will meet in their four standing committees. Public comment will be welcome at the end of each meeting. Following are the agenda items that will be discussed: Development, Planning and Zoning Committee Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee Public Affairs and Safety Committee Public Works and Buildings Committee
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Review and comment on the bypass draft environmental impact statement; deadline for comments is May 14.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway will host a public hearing on the draft environmental impact statement for the Elgin O’Hare west bypass project from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Belvedere Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village. IDOT and Federal Highway Administration began the Elgin O’Hare West Bypass project in 2007 to study transportation issues in a 127-square mile project area west of O’Hare Airport. "The draft documents the need for long-term transportation solutions in the area surrounding O’Hare International Airport and assesses in detail the benefits and impacts of the EOWB project," according to a statement from the Illinois Tollway. Representatives from IDOT and the Illinois Tollway…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Public hearing participants favor map known as "May 18."
A handful of DuPage residents expressed opinions about two plans detailing new County Board lines, but they largely backed one map during a redistricting public hearing with the DuPage County Board Redistricting Committee Monday night. Residents supported the map known as "May 18" because it does not divide Lombard between county Districts 2 and 4. Carol Davis, a Villa Park resident and chairman of York Township Democratic Organization, said the maps should represent the people’s interests and not become politically safe districts for incumbents. She said approving the "May 18" map (named based of the date it was submitted) will give the people of Lombard greater representation. That was the opinion voiced by Lombard resident Michael …