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Trustees Grant Preliminary Approval for Arbor Trails Subdivision, Rent Agreement with Convention & Visitors Bureau

Prior to final approval of the Arbor Trails project, developers will be seeking an annexation request

Monday night Lisle village trustees cast a majority vote to grant preliminary approval to K. Hovnanian Homes, the developers proposing a 163-home subdivision called Arbor Trails. The developers hope to approach the board for final approval early this summer, but will continue to work with village staff on an annexation agreement in the coming months. The property, which runs along Maple Avenue, is currently owned by Meijer Stores L.P., and zoned in DuPage County.

[See our previous Arbor Trails coverage.]

Trustees also approved a lease agreement allowing the Village to rent a portion of Village Hall to the   (LCVB).

While LCVB staff currently occupy a space in downtown Lisle at 4746 Main St., they are seeking 1,000 sq. ft. of Village Hall space when their lease ends this October. Trustees recommended an annual rent of $20,000. Village manager Jerry Sprecher said he and LCVB director Diane Homolka will determine how these payments will be made to the village; staff memos show the LCVB may pay a monthly rent or have the rate deducted from their funds on a quarterly basis.

 

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Maria April 17, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Two trustee voted "NO" on preliminary approval of Arbor Trails - but it was a voice vote, not role-call. No offical record of who voted "NO." The final annexation agreement requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Village Board, not a simple majority.
Jane April 17, 2012 at 02:10 PM
There really should be some small neighborhood commerical along Maple. The new Walgreens on Steeple Run is a good example of how successful the right retail would be in this area. There are alot of students - both Benet and BU - that have no close by entertainment/restaurant establishments. A captive group of consumers that won't support a grocery store, but will support a Potbelly's or Panera, will support a Caribou or a Jamba Juice. There is nothing within walking distance in Lisle for that group of consumers. If a Walgreens in that location is successful, why wouldn't other small neighborhood establishments (tax generating) be successful? I think its unfair to use Green Trails shopping center as an "excuse" not to put in some small commercial in this development. GT center is old. Its like comparing a new home to one that is 25 yrs old. Apples and Oranges.
Mr.Ethics April 17, 2012 at 04:00 PM
So LCVB vacates downtown. Does the need for 1000 sq. ft mean they are expanding? Does Village Hall really have 1000 extra sq.ft. just sitting empty? Does this mean a retail establishment is coming to this property? Or just another empty store?
Lisle Watchdog April 17, 2012 at 04:29 PM
LCVB should be dissolved. If the area hotels want to market themselves as a group, then they should do so... Oh, wait a minute - that already exists. Its called the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau. http://www.discoverdupage.com/about_us.cfm How about we use that money to put in a sidewalk on Warrenville Road and Rt 53 so hotel customers can walk to the Arboretum or to downtown Lisle?
Bill November 07, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Western Spring said "no" to Hovnanian.

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