Hart Estate, southwest corner of Willow and Pfingsten Roads
GW Properties, the contract purchaser of the property at 2660 Pfingsten Road (commonly known as the Hart Estate) has filed an application requesting approval of Final Site Plan Review to construct a new retail and residential development on the 8.4 acre site.
The retail component on the north side of the property is proposed as four single-story buildings with 63,600 square feet of retail and dine-in/carry-out restaurant space, anchored by a 35,000-square-foot grocery store and three multi-tenant buildings.
The residential component on the south side of the property is proposed to include six new single-family detached residences.
The Plan Commission initiated a Final Site Plan Review at their regular meeting on August 27, 2019 at which staff presented a summary of the proposed development details followed by discussion and public comments. The Plan Commission is next scheduled to consider the application at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on September 10, 2019.
The applicant's application materials are provided as follows:
To provide input on the proposal, attend the Plan Commission meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. on September 10, 2019. Residents with input may also provide an email to Planning Division Manager Jeff Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Former Bess Hardware Site, 1850 Glenview Road
Preliminary Site Plan Review Update
The Drake Group, the contract purchaser of the property at 1850 Glenview Road (commonly known as the former Bess Hardware Site) has filed a Preliminary Site Plan Review application, which included a preliminary site plan and preliminary building elevations depicting a mixed-use building with first floor retail space and at-grade parking, and an additional four stories of apartment units. Following the applicant’s submittal, Village staff reviews the materials and relays comments in the form of a Preliminary Site Plan Review Report to the applicant that assists them in understanding what modifications to their exhibits are needed to incorporate zoning and building code requirements and to address items typically raised through the development review process.
The Preliminary Site Plan Review is the second stage in the development review process (see link). The applicant will be required to update their plans based on staff's comments prior to applying to formally applying to the Plan Commission and Appearance Commission for development approvals. Based on feedback from the applicant, formal applications and the associated exhibits are anticipated to be submitted towards the end of September, in time to be eligible for an October 22, 2019 Plan Commission meeting. Shortly after formal applications are received, this page will be updated with the developer’s application and exhibits to be reviewed by the Plan and Appearance Commissions (stage 3 in the development review process).
The Preliminary Site Plan Review (PSPR) application and exhibits submitted by The Drake Group are listed below:
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Purchase and Sale Agreement
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’s 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
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 October 10, 2017.