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Heights Planning and Zoning Committee to Consider Palos Town Square Development

The planned retail development would sit on the corner of College Drive and Harlem Avenue and is made up of five mixed-use buildings.

The proposed Palos Town Square retail development will get another look Tuesday night as members of the Planning and Zoning Committee are scheduled to discuss the matter at their monthly meeting. 

The retail development was given preliminary approval from the Planning Unit Development Commission in a 7-1 vote on June 11. The four alderman who sit on the Planning and Zoning Committee also sit on the PUD Commission. 

Ald. Alan Fulkerson was the lone dissenting vote. At the time he characterized the proposal as not "forward thinking enough."

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The preliminary plan calls for 90 percent of the space to be classified as retail. The tenants would likely be national outfits, said developer Tad Lagestee. 

A sit-down casual restaurant, bank and auto repair center were floated as possible tenants, although no exact companies were named.

"We are doing something that's simple, that's functional and that works," Lagestee said earlier this month. "It is not too complex, or too dense with too many parking requirements or hoops to jump through." 

At Tuesday's meeting aldermen Jack Clifford, Alan Fulkerson, Jeff Key and Michael McGrogan will discuss the plan in more depth. 

Aesthetic issues, the use of TIF funds, considerations for the soon to be built Cal-Sag Trail and tenant types are all issues that have to be clarified.

The meeting is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Palos Heights City Hall. PDF copies of the agenda and site plan are attached to this article. 

The plan is still required to go before the entire council.  

Chronicles of Bob June 26, 2012 at 11:03 PM
I reconcur.... (is that even a word).... i agree, goto the ball fields and you see so many young families these days its crazy and growing. This anti everything talk like against the new library or we cant support great ideas has to stop. By now we would have a new rec center new pool and even nore young families eager to move here and spend money here if we weren't so hell bent against change.
BEATING JJN AT NFL PICKS June 26, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Says who? Is this true?
Dan Lambert June 27, 2012 at 01:58 AM
It is true. The story will be up tomorrow morning.
Chronicles of Bob June 27, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Dang, Baumans, Ben Franklin, Blockbuster (Formerly Royal Blue)... That used to be a great Tri-fecta... Damn republicans... Lol
South side Native June 27, 2012 at 03:39 AM
The meeting tonite was a joke....only two members of the committee were there. The developer has been working on this project for 45 days. He has no committments to fill the spaces,but he still added another building to the project. The mtg lasted 20 minutes and one committee member of the two present asked NO questions! And if I heard it correctly this will come up to the full council on July 2.

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