The Village of Glenview

Ongoing Projects

Former Bess Hardware Site, 1850 Glenview Road  

The Board of Trustees on June 19, 2018  authorized execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement for 1850 Glenview Road, and agreed to commit $1 million to provide more public parking in the downtown area. The Drake Group has proposed a 72-unit, mixed-use, partial 5-story apartment development with 89 enclosed residential parking stalls on the 0.927-acre parcel consisting of the former Bess Hardware site and a portion of land formerly owned by Metra.


The subject property is located on the northwest corner of Glenview Road and Pine Street. The site was previously occupied by a hardware store and the parking lot is presently being used as temporary downtown parking. The Village purchased the property in early 2017 to expedite and facilitate potential redevelopment in accordance with the objectives of the Downtown Revitalization Plan. Additionally, the Village obtained an adjacent parcel owned by Metra to increase the size and marketability of the site.

Downtown Revitalization Plan and Downtown Development (D-D) District Zoning

In November 2006, the Village Board of Trustees adopted the Downtown Revitalization Plan, which outlined an economic development plan that the Downtown Plan Committee overseeing the process determined to be critical to the long-term viability of the downtown.  

The property is within the Downtown Development (D-D) District, which permits greater density, height, and building area than other zoning districts. 

Consideration of a Purchase and Sale Agreement

During 2017 and early 2018, the Village‚Äôs development advisor, CBRE, marketed the property to the development community to evaluate the most appropriate product type and land use, given the regulations of the Downtown Development Code.  After a thorough evaluation of the market data and the proposals received, the Village Board gave direction to staff to move forward with preparation of a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Drake Group for a proposed 5-story mixed use building which featured 72 apartment units and first floor retail spaces. The Purchase and Sales Agreement was considered by the Village Board  June 5, 2018, and following public comment and Board consideration, the agenda item was approved June 19, 2018.

Additional information regarding the redevelopment can be found at the link below:

If you wish to forward comments about the proposed redevelopment of the former Bess site or receive updates regarding the project, please email  . 

Former Matty's Site, 1727 Waukegan Road | Culver's

The applicant resubmitted a revised plan in which the retail store was removed and other aspects of the site were redesigned. The Village Board of Trustees approved a conditional use, final site plan review and preliminary subdivision for a Culver's drive-through restaurant at 1727-1757 Waukegan Road on September 5, 2017.

Below are the landscape plan and site plan for the new site design.

Active Living Senior-Targeted Apartments, 624-654 Waukegan Road | Trammell Crow

The Village Board of Trustees on November 21, 2017 granted an official map amendment and rezoning and approved a final site plan review and preliminary subdivision for the Active Living Apartments at 624-654 Waukegan Road, a 169-unit apartment facility to be leased to active seniors aged 55 and over.

Below are the site plan and building renderings for the site design as reviewed by the Plan Commission, which approved its recommendation of the project on October 10, 2017 .

Former Village Hall site, 1225 Waukegan Road | Park Place Glenview

The Village Board of Trustees on May 2, 2017 approved a final, revised ordinance for final site plan review, preliminary subdivision and planned development for Park Place Glenview,  a 26-unit residential development on the 2.31-acre site of the former Village Hall.

The Village Board consideration followed a re-review the board had requested March 21, 2017 of the Plan Commission, which took place on March 28, 2017.

The Plan Commission on February 28, 2017 recommended the proposed project at the former Village Hall site. The developer, The Drake Group, was selected by the Village Board of Trustees after a preliminary review of several proposals.  The proposed plans call for 26 residential units, comprised of 14 row homes, 4 duplexes and 8 small-lot, single-family residences.

The Enclave | 1111 Milwaukee Avenue

The Village Board of Trustees on January 6, 2015 approved annexing 21.5 acres at 1111 Milwaukee Avenue and approved comprehensive plan and official map amendments, rezoning to PD/R-5 Planning Development, final site plan review, environmental plan review and preliminary subdivision approvals. The development consists of 44 single-family cluster homes and 8 acres of open space donated to The Grove.

At the request of the applicant, David Weekley Homes, a portion of the former Villa Redeemer property adjacent to the Grove National Historic Landmark was annexed into the Village of Glenview and  48 single-family residences will be constructed. On November, 11, 2104, the Plan Commission recommended annexation with agreement, environmental plan review, comprehensive plan amendment, rezoning, planned development with necessary departures and final site plan review, after public hearings and review on October 28 and November 11, 2014.  

JB Plaza | 600 Milwaukee Avenue

The Village Board of Trustees on January 4, 2014 approved an ordinance for final site plan review and preliminary subdivision, allowing modifications to the original site plan for an anchor grocery store and two multi-tenant retail buildings.

The Appearance Commission on December 14, 2016 granted a Certificate of Appropriateness for a revised photometric plan.

The Appearance Commission on October 25, 2017 approved tenant signs.

Capital improvement and road construction projects

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