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Hart Estate development case update

​A change proposed this week by the prospective developer of the former Hart Estate on the southwest corner of Willow and Pfingsten roads means the case will not be heard as scheduled by the Village Board of Trustees at its Tuesday, November 5 meeting.

The original proposal for the total 8.5-acre site was to construct a new retail development on the north 6.2 acres and a residential component on the south 2.35 acres containing six single-family detached residences and extension of the existing Charlie Court. After reviews by the Plan Commission on August 27, September 10, September 26 and October 10, the commission voted to recommend approval.

Now, however, the developer is instead proposing the south portion of the parcel have above-ground stormwater detention and tree preservation, with no residences or road extension.

At this time, the developer’s request to have four single-story buildings with approximately 63,600 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the north portion of the property has not been altered.

Because this is a substantive change to the previously recommended plan for approval, the case is no longer planned to be heard Tuesday, November 5, by the Village Board and will be sent back to the Plan Commission for additional review. The scope of the review will be limited to aspects of the plan that have changed from that recommended by the Plan Commission. A meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, and public comment is welcome.

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