Glenview village board expected to approval project
Updated: January 14, 2013 6:10AM
GLENVIEW — The stage is set for Glenview to approve a mixed-use development project billed as revitalizing downtown.
Village trustees are scheduled Dec. 11 to vote on selling the parcel of land it owns on Glenview Road between Pine and Church streets for $2.5 million. Trammel Crow in Oakbrook will add that parcel to the other three it owns on that road.
The developer, Trammel Crow, also would purchase one of the parcels where the Fire Station 6 is located at 1815 Glenview Road and the rear parking lot.
The village then is considering moving the fire station to the former police station on Waukegan Road, just south of Village Hall.
“The idea here is to kick-start the vision of a vibrant downtown,” said Mary Bak, director of village planning, in a presentation Tuesday to trustees.
At community meetings last week, Fire Chief Wayne Globerger said a fire station needed to remain in downtown and that it was unlikely sirens would be needed at night because emergency trucks did not often go out after dark.
The new fire station would be built on village land and could eliminate an estimated $375,000 in repairs to the existing facility. Also, village staff estimated a $4.7 million price tag for constructing a new station on Waukegan Road.
If approved by the Plan Commission and Village Board, the apartment building would have 139 units and first-floor retail.
The four-story complex also would provide 101 underground parking spaces for a total of 215 spaces.
The development would not be in TIF district, and monthly apartment rents with one and two bedrooms were set at $1,500-$2,000.
The Plan Commission and Village Board will hold regulatory review meetings for the mixed-use building and new fire station from January to June.
Construction of the mixed-use complex could begin in June 2013 with a September 2014 completion.
Building the fire station could start September 2013 and be occupied in March 2014.