Policies, Proposals to Fill Plan Commission Agenda in 2020

Policies, Proposals to Fill Plan Commission Agenda in 2020

The Northbrook Plan Commission will address a number of possible zoning policy changes as well as significant development proposals in 2020, according to a preview recently presented by Village Director of Development and Planning Services Tom Poupard.
Affordable housing policies have been the subject of Committee of the Whole workshops by the Trustees in the fall of 2019, with the goal of clarifying the Board’s preferred strategies for the Village staff and Plan Commission to put into writing. Poupard indicated to the Plan Commission that some amendments to the zoning code are likely to be an important part of an overall Village policy. Other zoning changes may become relevant for downtown development initiatives and sustainability goals. These broad policy areas have been the subject of studies by Village commissions and outside consultants, and various recommendations may be pursued in the coming months.

Poupard also referred to some major private development projects that may come before the Plan Commission and Village Board in 2020. A large parcel at the northwest corner of Willow and Pfingsten Roads may be the subject of an as-yet-undefined proposal from GW Properties, a developer currently pursuing a commercial project on the Glenview side of Willow Road at the same intersection. Additionally, plans are in the pipeline for two different 7-11 gas stations with convenience stores, replacing the Mobil station at Waukegan and Shermer Roads and the Marathon station at Shermer and Techny. Finally, Poupard noted that the owners of the 127-acre former Green Acres Country Club site are expected to return with a revised proposal, replacing their 800-unit residential plan that was roundly criticized at a recent Village Trustee meeting.

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