Block C Development
History of Block C Downtown Development
Northwest Corner of Main Street and Old Rand Road
At the April 6, 2015 Village Board meeting, developers at Foxford Communities introduced a concept for the completion of Block C, which included the construction of 26 townhomes. Since that time, the initial proposal evolved from the original scope and size to the a proposal that included two residential rental apartment buildings and one townhome building. The Planning & Zoning Commission conducted a public hearing and development review on October 26, 2016. Residents from the adjacent Somerset townhomes were in attendance and expressed concerns with parking and density of the proposed apartment dwellings.
Following the public hearing and discussion, the Commission unanimously recommended approval of the project by a vote of 7-0 with an added condition that the development be constructed with additional parking provided at two spaces per dwelling unit, instead of the Village Code requirement of 1.2 spaces per dwelling unit. The developers revised the plan to remove the five-unit townhome building for additional parking spaces.
The final plan that was brought to the Village Board for approval consisted of the two apartment buildings containing a total of 48 units, of which 36 are to be 2-bedroom units and 12 are to be one-bedroom units.
Final approval of this development appeared on the November 21, 2016 Village Board agenda. Village Board Trustees voted 5-1 in favor of approving the Redevelopment Agreement between the developers and the Village, as well as 5-1 in favor of the Planned Unit Development.
Status: Final approval of this project was granted at the November 21, 2016 Village Board meeting. The Village has announced the pending sale of its ownership of the remaining 1.35+/- acre Block C property to Foxford Communities for $270,000 and completion of park and streetscape improvements at the corner of Old Rand Road and Main Street valued at approximately $350,000.
Developer: Foxford Communities
Site Plans: Block C Development