A plan to amend the Village zoning ordinance to ease the way for retail development in the area around Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads got its first reading before the Village Board of Trustees Monday with a vote scheduled Jan. 22.
The proposed ordinance , according to the Plan Commission suggestions.
Earlier: Deerbrook May Benefit From Proposed Zoning Change
In other action, the Board agreed to consider a special use permit to allow Joy of the Game to expand its services to increase its efforts to tutor special needs children and expand its private party business. A vote on that legislation is tentatively set Feb. 4.
The Board also gave initial consideration to an ordinance requiring renovators of buildings in excess of 1,500 square feet to recycle 75 percent of their building materials as well as to an arrangement with US Bank to lease and improve the plaza at the northeast corner of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads.
The Village will take control of the property April 1 and develop plans for the beautification effort, according to Administrative Assistant Andrew Lichterman. Deerfield will bear the cost of the improvements.
“People can come out and sit on a bench and enjoy Dear Franks, something from the bakery or from the bagel place,” Mayor Harrier Rosenthal said.
“We cannot lose, we can only gain,” Trustee Mary Oppenheim added.
Patch will have articles later this week with more details of these proposals and more.