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9 Builders In Arlington Heights-Higgins Purchasing Middle Meet With Village Officers – Journal & Matters Newspapers On-line


Proposals Due By Oct. 21; Open Home For Public Enter On Submittals Scheduled Nov. 9

Shops within the purchasing heart on the southeast nook of Arlington Heights and Higgins roads. (Journal file photograph)

Elk Grove Village officers met with eight builders, and heard from a ninth, occupied with submitting proposals to develop the 10-acre Elk Grove Woods Plaza on the southeast nook of Arlington Heights and Higgins roads. 

The Sept. 12 assembly at village corridor between builders and village officers, supposed to reply builders’ questions earlier than they submit formal proposals, got here lower than two weeks after the village issued its request for proposals on Sept. 1. Mayor Craig Johnson mentioned one developer who was unable to attend spoke with village officers by telephone.  

Johnson mentioned he anticipated 4 or 5 builders to return ahead and mentioned he was happy with the extent of curiosity in creating the purchasing heart. 

Proposals are because of the village by Friday, Oct. 21. Johnson mentioned these proposals would see an preliminary vetting by village officers earlier than proposals deemed acceptable are introduced for enter from the general public at an open home held at village corridor on Wednesday, Nov. 9. 

Finally week’s village board assembly, Johnson mentioned with the upcoming transfer of the Rose Backyard Restaurant in Elk Grove Woods Plaza to the previous Candy Child Ray’s area on Higgins Highway, the northern nook of Elk Grove Woods Plaza would be capable to be developed first for retail, permitting current institutions, a lot of which have been within the purchasing heart for many years, to stay in operation throughout that section of development. Johnson mentioned companies might then shut for as little as one weekend and transfer into new retail areas, after which the previous retail areas might be developed with minimal disruption to these companies’ operations.  

The Elk Grove Bowl signal Saturday learn “Thanks for 60 great years. Final day April 30.”

Demolition started on the previous Elk Grove Bowl earlier this month. Johnson mentioned bricks from the previous long-standing bowling alley would quickly be positioned on sale for $5 every with proceeds benefiting the Elk Grove Village Cares habit therapy program.  

The village bought each the purchasing heart and bowling alley earlier this 12 months after each had been put up on the market individually, to raised management improvement in what’s seen by village officers as a gateway to the village. Johnson mentioned the village had obtained inquiries to develop the properties from a used automotive supplier and a self-storage operator. Johnson mentioned neither of these makes use of was acceptable however zoning rules, set within the late Fifties had been overly broad and would have allowed the makes use of.

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