Downtown Clarendon Hills Vision Meeting
TOMORROW – Wednesday, April 24th 7:00 p.m.
Clarendon Hills Middle School
301 Chicago Avenue
“When you close your eyes and dream, what do YOU envision…?”
The Village is seeking responses to the preceding question.
As it pertains to the central business district and the current proposed development at 103 S. Prospect, is this what you see when you close your eyes?
Or, do you envision this?
The 2006 Downtown Plan suggests the following at 103 S. Prospect:
“Develop 4,000 square feet of retail or restaurant. Consider 2 to 3-story mixed use building with sufficient parking and transition/buffer to adjoining residential.”
This is your opportunity to offer your opinion of how you want our downtown to look to be included in the REVISED Downtown Plan.
Questions & Comments from March 20th Community Meeting
· What is the maximum height of buildings in the downtown?
· Should all new downtown buildings be required to include retail?
· 2-story unit limit please – love Clarendon Hills now!
· What is an appropriate height for our Central Business District?
· How developed do we want to be? (Hinsdale vs. Westmont)
· Buildings should not be too tall.
· The feeling of small town should be kept.
· Would like to see 2-story buildings.
· The new Park Ave development, across from Starbucks, should have some retail. It’s a prime corner and w/o it having retail, it eliminates corner real estate opportunities. There are only so many corners in town. Why would we allow residential development w/o retail below?
· Should have a natural progression from the downtown to residential areas.
. “If you build it, they will come” is not an acceptable assumption for revenue projections. Long-term, taxpayer financing must not be the basis for new development.
This is a major “Downtown District Gateway” of the Village and so is important as to how the rest of the downtown might look.
CLICK HERE for a handout to bring with you to the meeting.
The proposed development at 103 S. Prospect is not in compliance with the Village’s Zoning Laws. The developer is seeking several zoning variances, which include:
1. a variation prohibiting residential uses on the first floor level
2. a variation to increase the maximum building height from forty feet (40 ‘) to forty-eight feet (48 ‘) – The real height of the building at the northwest corner is actually 53 feet
3. a variation to decrease the minimum transitional use setback (distance from the lot line) from twenty-five feet (25 ‘) to sixteen feet (16 ‘) for the building and ten feet (10 ‘) for a deck along the south property line
If you have any opinion or view about this proposed development and the downtown plan, it is important that you attend this April 24th meeting at 7:00 pm at Clarendon Hills Middle School.
Again, this is your opportunity to offer your opinion of how you want our downtown to look.