Trade Schools and Universities May Apply for Space Along Lisle's I-88 Corridor

Vocational schools, trade schools, and colleges may be able to call space along Warrenville Road home--if they receive special use approval from the planning and zoning commission.

[Editor's note: village board approval is required to officially qualify these educational institutions as a special use exception. The commission's recommendation Wednesday was sufficient for UTI to continue with its hearing for a special use request.]


Educational facilities such as vocational, trade or technical schools, colleges, and universities are one step closer to being able to apply for special use permits along Lisle's I-88 corridor.

Commissioners recommended a text amendment Wednesday evening which now qualifies these instiutions to apply for a special use request. The amendment will affect properties in the village's office-research corridor, along Warrenville Road.

Universal Technical Institutes, Inc., (UTI) requested the amendment, which now allows the training school to apply for a special use permit at 2611 Corporate West Dr. However, the amendment will allow similar institutions to apply for permits on other properties along this corridor in the future. 

The building's current owners, iStar Financial Inc., are looking to to suit the school.

Commissioners also heard from UTI and their design team during a second public hearing to review the proposed project. Stay tuned to Patch for an update.


ABV April 23, 2012 at 05:06 PM
UTI's stock hit a 3-year low this morning - - down 55% since March 2010.
Dick April 27, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The administration wants to trademark the term “GI Bill” in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits.... President Barack Obama is signing a wide-ranging order on Friday that partially addresses growing complaints about fraudulent marketing and recruiting practices aimed at military families eligible for federal education loans under the GI Bill. Could the President be talking about this type of targeting marketing... http://www.uti.edu/military ???
Kitty K May 03, 2012 at 05:51 AM
180+ vehicles running and pushing unfiltered diesel exhaust from an stationary source and "no impact"? Yeah right. This is a good.... good reason to move!!
Dick May 03, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Sectors that announced the biggest job cuts nationally in April 2012 were education, government, health care products and automotive.
Maria May 15, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Prediction for Monday May 18, 2012, Village Board Meeting after NO DISCUSSION or distribution of information to the public in advance, we will see this on the agenda. "An Ordinance Proposing Approval of a REDEVELOPMENT PLAN and PROJECT for the 2611 Corporate West Drive TIF REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, the DESIGNATION OF A REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA and the ADOPTION OF TAX INCREMENT ALLOCATION FINANCING therefore, convening a JOINT REVIEW BOARD on June 6, 2012 and CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING in Connection therewith...."


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