Northbrook Economic Development Projects Advancing

Northbrook Economic Development Projects Advancing

A number of economic development projects recently approved by the Village Board are already under construction and several continue to move through the approval process.
Jacobs Homes, 1179-1275 Shermer Road.
In April, the Village Board approved the concept plan for a 68-unit townhouse development across from the Bank of America building. Developer Keith Jacobs officially named the project Gateway Northbrook. The urban style row homes will offer a range of floor plans from 2180 to 2677 square feet, with some having master suites located on the first floor. To date the Village is awaiting a formal application for final plan/final plat approval. Sale of the existing properties on Shermer where the project will be built are pending until the plans receive final approval.
Timber’s Edge, 3895 Dundee Road

KZF Development recently began construction on three to four homes and is completing site improvements for the 21-unit detached single family home development on a 6.8 acre site. Designed to resemble an informal coastal-style community, the development features homes ranging from 1860 to 3100 square feet with covered front porches, private paved walkways leading to a 10,000 square foot community green, a focal point of the neighborhood with benches, pergolas and a fountain. For more information visit www.timbersedgenorthbrook.com

2990 Dundee Road (Dundee and Anthony)
Proposed is a 6,760 square foot single story, multi-tenant building. After reviewing several designs submitted by the property owner, the Plan Commission agreed to recommend the Village Board grant approval for a special permit on an amended final plan. Originally placed on the west side of the property, the final drawing reorients the building closer to the northern end of the lot with 26 parking spaces positioned on the south, and the elimination of a loading dock. The drawings show an entrance off Dundee Road, and a six foot tall cedar fence along the north and east property lines. The Village Board is expected to consider the project this month.

1000 Skokie Boulevard (Lifetime Fitness)
In March, the Village Board approved the concept plan for the proposed 93,000 square foot Life Time Fitness facility, 43,000 square foot Children’s Learning Adventure childhood education facility, and a 304- unit apartment complex by The Fingers Company. Currently Village staff is in the process of reviewing final plan/final plat plans for compliance with engineering requirements. Once review is completed, the Plan Commission could take the project up for review as early as this month. Prior to the project beginning construction, the development will need to come back before the Board for final plan approval.

Anets Woods, Voltz and Waukegan Road
In April, the Village Board approved the concept plan for a 32-unit single family detached residential planned development by Edward R. James, which will be located on a 15.9-acre site at the northeast corner of Waukegan and Voltz roads. Village staff is in the process of reviewing final plan/final plat plans. The Plan Commission could take up the project later this month. Prior to the project beginning construction, the development will need to come back before the Board for final plan approval.

Lucky Fish, 1349 Shermer Road
Construction is proceeding steadily but a little slower than expected according to owner Steve Geffen, who hopes for a late fall opening. The restaurant is framed out and work is about to begin on the HVAC, electric and plumbing. The demolition of the back room and back building are also expected to be completed soon. The layout of the restaurant will include seating for 85 with an open kitchen, a full bar and an oyster bar as well as an outdoor patio in back. “The menu will feature a fusion between East coast style seafood and New Orleans style seafood, with our chef adding his own Mexican flair,” he notes.

Granite City Food & Brewery, 992 Willow Road
Construction is proceeding on the 9,456 square foot microbrewery located on the site of the former Zapatista restaurant in Willow Festival. With seating for 235 and additional seating for 48 on the outside patio, the restaurant will feature signature beers made on-site, as well as fresh, made from scratch recipes. Opening is tentatively scheduled for early fall.&’ type=’text/javascript’>

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