The Village of Glenview

Ongoing Projects

Hart Estate, southwest corner of Willow Road and Pfingsten Road 

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 development on the 8.5-acre site.

The retail component on the north side of the property is proposed as four single-story buildings with approximately 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 residentially-zoned component on the south side of the property is proposed to include an open space area comprised of areas for tree preservation and a stormwater detention basin.

Plan Commission Review

  • 08/27/2019 - The Plan Commission initiated a Final Site Plan Review at its regular August 27, 2019 meeting, at which staff presented a summary of the proposed development details followed by discussion and public comments.
  • 09/10/2019 - The Plan Commission reviewed revised plans and heard additional public comments at its regular September 10, 2019, meeting.
  • 09/26/2019 - The Plan Commission continued its consideration of the case without discussion. The staff report, public correspondence and applicant's revised exhibits for the September 26, 2019 Plan Commission meeting are available on the Village's website.
  • 10/10/2019 - The Plan Commission reviewed the applicant's revised plans and heard additional public comments at its regular October 10, 2019 meeting. By a 4-1 vote, the Plan Commission moved to recommend approval of the Final Site Plan Review and Preliminary Subdivision to the Board of Trustees.
  • 11/01/2019 - Prior to consideration of the Plan Commission's recommendation by the Village Board of Trustees, the prospective developer proposed a plan change. As amended, the prospective developer proposes to use the south 2.35 acres of the property for stormwater detention and tree preservation. Because this is a substantive change to the previously recommended plan, additional Plan Commission review will be required.
  • 11/19/2019 - The case will next be considered at the Plan Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Final Site Plan Application Materials

  1. Executive Summary - added 11/11/2019
  2. Landscape and Open Space Plan - added 11/11/2019
  3. Site Plan, Circulation Plan, Parking Plan, Civil Engineering, and Tree Preservation and Landscaping - added 11/11/2019

To provide input on the proposal, attend the Plan Commission meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Interested parties may remit written comments to the Plan Commission via email care of Planning Division Manager Jeff Rogers at

If you would like to be placed on the Village's email notification list regarding this project, please send an email request to

Capital improvement and road construction projects

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Former Bess Hardware Site, 1850 Glenview Road  

Plan Commission (November 12, 2019) and Appearance Commission (November 13, 2019) Meetings

The Plan Commission heard the case for the proposed development at 1850 Glenview Road on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The case was continued to November 12, 2019 for additional public testimony and Plan Commission review.

Links to the upcoming Plan Commission and Appearance Commission materials are available below:

Plan Commission, Tuesday, November 12

Appearance Commission, Wednesday, November 13

The Plan Commission is expected to discuss traffic and other related issues and continue the case to December 10, 2019 for additional public comment and review. The public hearing will also continue November 12, 2019.

The Appearance Commission will begin their preliminary review process for the design of the architecture, landscaping, lighting and signage. Public comment will also be heard at the Appearance Commission.

Any additional correspondence can be sent via email to up to 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, and it will be directed to the Plan Commission.

Plan Commission Meeting (October 22, 2019)

The Glenview Plan Commission held its first public hearing regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Bess Hardware site at 1850 Glenview Road. Below you can find links to the staff report and various exhibits submitted to the Plan Commission.

Plan Commission and Appearance Commission Submittal Update

The Village has received an application from The Drake Group, the contract purchaser, for the redevelopment of the former Bess Hardware Site at 1850 Glenview Road.

The Plan Commission is slated to consider this application and associated development plans at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in the Burnham Board Room at the Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026.

The proposed development would feature 72 apartment units and retail space on the first floor for a bakery.

At the first meeting, the Plan Commission is expected to review the case, hear public comment, and provide direction to the developer on potential modifications to their development plans.  At the conclusion of the development review process, the Plan Commission forwards a recommendation onto the Village Board for their consideration and final approval. The review by the Plan Commission is the third stage of the development review process (see link).

The applicant's application materials are provided as follows:

The applicant has completed both a traffic study as well as a fiscal impact study. Both of these studies will be reviewed by the Village's Third-Party consultants and their reviews as well as the original studies by the applicant will be presented to the Plan Commission.

To provide input on the proposal, attend the Plan Commission meeting scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and/or send in correspondence to Tony Repp, Senior Planner, at so the emails can be included in the packet to be distributed to the Plan Commission prior to their meeting.

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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.