The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will continue public comment on rezoning of the Dimucci property at Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road, tonight. The hearing will be held at 5 p.m., at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer.
The ZBA has yet to complete public comment and the objectors’ and petitioner’s closing statements, according to Eric Waggoner, director of Lake County Planning Department. Once those are completed, the ZBA will discuss possible conditions of approval, deliberate and ultimately vote on the proposal. Given those remaining steps, it is more likely that the ZBA won’t be voting until Thursday, Waggoner said.
The Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are for rezoning the 109-acre site from residential to general commercial and a Planned Unit Development on the site. While the neighboring villages of North Barrington and Hawthorn Woods have negotiated an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the County regarding the site, residents neighboring the Dimucci site remain adamantly opposed.
According to an ACRE news release, the organization is arguing that:
- Such a large development complex is not compatible with the surrounding area,
- Such a large development would require extensive commercial Infrastructure and services that are not in place nor budgeted, and
- There is not a commercial trend of development in the area.
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