Village Commission to Discuss Massive Development Thursday
Jan 08, 2015 08:34AM
● By Steven Jack
The sprawling residential and commercial housing development planned for Route 30 and Wolf’s Crossing Road will be discussed at the Village’s Plan Commission meeting Thursday night.
According to the village’s Community Development Director Rod Zenner, representatives of the company developing Hudson Pointe will appear for further discussions on rezoning the property into Oswego’s village limits and preliminary concept plans. This is the commission's third meeting to discuss plans.
The development could include up to 1,600 mixed-housing units and 34 acres for commercial development along Route 30. Village Administrator Steve Jones has said the project is one of the largest of its types in the Chicago area since the start of the recession in 2008.
Current plans include the construction of 613 single-family homes, 150 townhomes, 304 ranch villas and 312 apartment homes. Those homes will not be built by the developer Lincolnway Crossing, but instead individual plots of land will be sold to home individual construction companies that wish to develop them.
Zenner said Thursday night’s meeting could result in a vote by the commission on its final recommendation to the Village Board to approve or deny the development.
“Since this has been discussed at the Plan Commission at previous meetings, I would anticipate the Commission will provide the Village Board with a recommendation,” Zenner said.
Plans for Hudson Pointe have been met with resistance from many area residents who have said the development is too dense and infrastructure in the area can not support the population increase.
Despite the possibility of a final vote from the Plan Commission Thursday night, Zenner said the development is still in its early stages.
“After the Plan Commission recommendation, we will schedule a committee of the whole meeting for the Village Board to review the draft annexation agreement. After that meeting, the Board will schedule a public hearing for the annexation agreement,” Zenner said. “The Board will then make a final determination on the agreement, rezoning and concept plan. If it is approved, they will then have to process preliminary and final subdivision plats. As you can see, they have several steps to go.”
Thursday night’s Plan Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Village Hall.