Homer Glen Village Board members have been extra enthusiastic a couple of potential new 50-acre residential improvement after the developer made modifications to the plan based mostly on their recommendations.
ILM Houses, Inc. needs to construct 114 single-family houses at 14500 W. 159th St. The houses would vary in measurement from about 2,000 to three,000 sq. toes and preliminary sale costs can be about $450,000.
ILM Houses, Inc. designed conventional, farmhouse and Scandinavian-style houses unique for the brand new group, its president Moises Cukierman stated. The event would additionally include a 5.2 acre detention space, a 3-acre park, a 0.8 acre canine park and a landscaped buffer to defend the houses from the visitors on 159th Avenue.
Cukierman introduced his improvement concepts earlier than the Homer Glen Village Board in September and again in January. Throughout these conferences, ILM Houses proposed a mixed-use improvement that included duplexes and city homes in addition to land put aside for industrial improvement.
Trustees and residents stated the challenge was too dense and have been concern concerning the damaging affect to property values of close by houses in Glenview Stroll, a few of that are upward of $650,000. The worth level of the city homes was round $320,000. Others expressed issues about potential overcrowding of space faculties.
The Village Board listened Thursday to the developer’s up to date plans, which eradicated the city homes and industrial space and raised the worth to be in-line with the neighboring subdivision.
The board supplied its feedback to the developer earlier than the formal assessment course of begins. No vote was taken.
Trustee Rose Reynders counseled Cukierman for persevering with to switch the challenge, and stated houses are in demand in Homer Glen.
“We want some homes, we want some rooftops,” she stated.
Mayor George Yukich stated he appreciated the idea, however most well-liked the industrial space would have stayed.
Melissa King, director of planning and zoning, stated close by residents have been presumably extra in favor of the design and appreciated the canine park, however residents have been nonetheless involved about elevated visitors and felt the houses have been nonetheless not corresponding to these within the space. Residents additionally need the land to stay agriculture open house, she stated.
Trustee Jennifer Consolino stated she felt the developer was transferring in the proper course.
The board additionally accepted hiring KDX Forensic Consulting to do a handwriting analysis on the liquor license utility for Homer Fest after Yukich claimed his initials have been signed on the doc with out his data or permission.
A Will County sheriff’s workplace investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Lt. Jeff Taylor informed the Village Board Thursday.
Each day Southtown
Information updates from the south suburbs delivered each Monday and Wednesday
Kevin Kulbacki, the CEO of KDX Forensic Consulting, is a handwriting skilled with greater than 9 years of forensic doc examination. The village pays a retainer of $3,200 for his companies, which ought to take a pair weeks, officers stated.
Reynders stated a number of residents have inquired concerning the allegations and have requested concerning the final result.
“I feel we actually want to maneuver ahead with this and put this subject to relaxation,” Reynders stated.
The handwriting analyst needs to check the unique doc filed with the Illinois Liquor Management Fee with the mayor’s different signatures to find out if there another person signed it, legislative counsel Cary Horvath stated. The Village Board would wish to resolve the subsequent steps, he stated.
The board voted 5-0 to rent the handwriting analyst. Yukich, who sometimes solely votes within the occasion of a tie, requested to additionally vote sure.
The board additionally plan a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 5 for the veterans memorial at Heritage Park.
Michelle Mullins is a contract reporter for the Each day Southtown.