Thursday, December 20, 2012
Development would include a Mariano's Fresh Market, a bank, residential units and more
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- Amy Johnson
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Plans to develop the old Avon property with a grocery store, apartments and several other retail businesses are in the works. Glenview officials entered into an agreement this month that would help fund infrastructure improvements for the property. Trustees agreed to a memorandum of understanding, granting the developer up to $3.5 million in TIF funds for the property that would pay for traffic improvements surrounding the property, where the Avon distribution center closed in 2010. As proposed, a Mariano’s Fresh Market would anchor the property. It would also include 30,000 square feet of additional retail space, including a bank on the south end of the property. This is the second proposal for a grocery store approved by village …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Village officials approved a 10-year lease for a new Heinen's grocery store on the former Dominick's site.
Downtown Glenview is expected to have a new grocery store in place by June 2014. Village trustees last week unanimously approved a 10-year lease for a new Heinen’s grocery store on the former Dominick’s site at 1020 Waukegan Road. Village officials say the addition of Heinen’s on the three-acre parcel will be great for downtown redevelopment in Glenview. “We’ve waited a long time for something to happen on this site,” said Glenview Village President Kerry Cummings. “We certainly hope this will be a catalyst for redevelopment of the downtown. “Were very excited about this,” she said. Want more local business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. The Dominick’s store closed in April 2007, after 42 years in the community. The village …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tuesday’s workshop will provide a briefing on possible savings.
The Glenview Village Board will consider adding an electricity aggregation referendum to November’s ballot at a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Village Hall. The meeting will include a briefing on how much local communities who aggregated have saved, what the impact would be on a typical Glenview electric bill and the cost of implementing the program. In 2010, the Illinois legislature gave municipalities the ability to negotiate for lower electricity rates for residents and small retailers. With voter approval, Glenview would be able to combine the village’s electricity needs to qualify for volume pricing. Power would still be delivered to village properties by ComEd. Check in with Glenview Patch on Thursday for full coverage of the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A whole slew of new businesses would be permitted under a zoning change that would loosen a strict prohibition on non-retail business along Glenview and Waukegan Roads. Potential angled parking would add a 'home town' feel.
After a meeting of the minds Wednesday night at Village Hall, yoga devotees in downtown Glenview could soon conserve energy for their hot workouts--by saving themselves a trip up a flight of stairs. The likes of tutors, day-care operators and photographers will also be able to greet customers coming right in the front door, off both Glenview and Waukegan Roads, if the governmental processes churn to their logical conclusion. And if the debate breaks just right, doctors, insurance and travel agents and financial advisors can serve the public with not a stair between them and the street. Stay up-to-date on the latest Glenview news: Like us on Facebook! That was the result of a consultant’s report that drew broad support from the Village …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The public is invited to a 7 p.m. Board workshop where a consulting firm will present ideas to boost business and growth in the center of Glenview.
Do you want the convenience of a drive-through bank or food outlet in downtown Glenview? Do you wonder why you can't walk right into a ground-floor yoga studio or doctor's office in the center of town? Stay up-to-date on the latest Glenview news: Like us on Facebook! You'll get answers to those and other questions about potential plans to revitalize downtown at a special workshop tonight at 7 p.m. at Village Hall. U.S. Equities, a consulting firm that has worked for Glenview on previous projects, will present their recommendations about boosting business for downtown. Key village officials will be in attendance along with board members. Click onto Glenview.Patch.com Thursday morning for complete coverage of the workshop and what may be …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Mariano’s Fresh Market and a McGrath Audi dealership would anchor the new development at Waukegan and Golf.
A proposed shopping center where the old Avon Cosmetics distribution facility once existed is causing a stir with community members, TribLocal reported this week. According to TribLocal, Oak Brook-based Regency Centers hopes to redevelop the land at Golf and Waukgean roads with anchor stores Mariano’s grocery and a relocated McGrath dealership. Residents of Golf and the Glenview subdivsion of Golf Acres were vocal at a recent Village Board meeting, the article said. Their No. 1 concern: traffic. To read the full story, see why residents are skeptical and catch-up with traffic consultant and IDOT recommendations for the project, click here. Want to stay up-to-date with the latest Glenview news? Like us on Facebook!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The utility tells trustees how it plans to improve its service following last summer's fiasco
Time has a way of cooling anger and venom. And that certainly applies to Commonwealth Edison--even with irate customers who lost power last summer. However, the issue of system reliability has not been forgotten and continues to be addressed. At Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, Glenview trustees received details of a plan by the utility to make improvements in the electrical infrastructure so the chances of additional power outages will be reduced. Read more: Glenview Hit Hard by Summer Storms, Outages Eric Duray, ComEd’s external affairs manager for the north region, said the utility has already begun to clear vegetation and tree branches from the nearby lines in the Park Manor/Robincrest and Swainwood neighborhoods, in addition to …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Dispute continues between trustees and library board over 2012 budget.
The Glenview Village Board came a step closer to forcing the Library Board to use its own money to service its debt rather than rely on funds from the Village’s general fund at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. At its last meeting Oct. 18, the Board suggested the Library pay $488,000 of its debt service from its reserves rather than Glenview’s general fund. Library President M. David Johnson was strongly opposed and remained so Tuesday. “As a Village Board you have the authority to reduce the library’s tax levy by fiat,” Johnson said. “Should you elect to do so the library will have to reduce its budget to match the reduced levy. Please don’t make the mistake of assuming the budget will automatically be a reduction of our fund …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Trustees want library to operate with less.
A dispute over prudent stewardship of taxpayer dollars broke out between the Glenview Village Board and the Library Board of Trustees Tuesday night when Library Board President M. David Johnson presented his 2012 budget. After Johnson presented his plan and Village Trustees asked questions about revenue and expenses Trustee Deborah Karton asked Johnson about using some of the library’s reserves to reduce taxpayer burden. “Can you take $250,000 from your fund balance as an offset to the permanent fund?” Karton asked. With that, Village President Kerry Cummings asked if the contribution would keep the Library Board within its standard of a fund balance between 40 to 50 percent. The balance would be reduced to 39 percent. The Village and …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Century old social service organization serving visually impaired and blind to open Dec. 10.
The Chicago Lighthouse, a 105-year-old social service organization for the blind and visually impaired, will open its first satellite location in Glenview with a dedication from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at 222 Waukegan Road. The Village Board unanimously approved the final site plan for the project at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. “We welcome them and look forward to them being part of Glenview,” Village President Kerry Cummings said after the meeting. “They have an important mission in our community.” Lighthouse Director of Operations Kevin Kupritz anticipates serving more than 28,000 people at the facility. He was at the meeting along with architect Phillip Kupritz who designed the renovation of the property and President and …