Developer seeks accelerated schedule for Town Center redevelopment

 Proposal to head back to planning and zoning board

A change in the implementation of “The Clove,” the development to replace the existing Town Center, will accelerate completion of the project. To facilitate the revised schedule, the Village Board will refer the proposal back to the Planning and Zoning Committee.

According to reporting in the Daily Herald, “Kensington (Developers) has requested to expand upon what it presented to the commission on April 6, which concentrated on the area south of Old Checker Road in what was supposed to be Phase 1. Phase 2 to the north of Old Checker was supposed to begin after Phase 1 was complete, in two to five years.”

In a memo to Village Manager Dane Bragg and the Village Board, Chris Stilling, director of community development, wrote “Detailed plans for this portion of the project were not originally contemplated during the April 6, 2022 public hearing. Initially, Kensington thought this portion of the project was going to be part of a Phase 2 in the next 2-5 years. They now are seeking approval to proceed with the improvements as part of the overall project. Due to the change in the plans, the project requires a referral back to the PZC (Planning and Zoning Commission) for further review and consideration of just the area north of Old Checker Road. “

Additionally, Stilling’s memo notes that “Staff believes the enhancements to the area north of Old Checker Road will be an improvement to the overall plan.”

The memo notes that after the PZC reviews the revision at its May meeting, if approved, the measure would be referred back to the Village Board for discussion and presumed action on “the development and redevelopment agreement” at its June meeting, scheduled for June 20.

The Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18. The agenda can be found at this link.


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