Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Palos Heights City Council approved changing zoning of the old Ben Franklin site to allow plans for the proposed mixed-use development to move ahead. More council votes still remain before the plan is officially underway.
Sentiments were positive both Monday and Tuesday nights at the Palos Heights Administration Center, ending with the city council voting in favor of changing zoning on the old Ben Franklin site to make way for the Palos Place development. Steps still remain before Palos Heights-based Brigid Capital Investments can begin demolishing the building at 12320 S. Harlem Avenue to begin construction both on that site and at 12312 S. 72nd Court Avenue. “We don’t have a construction schedule at this time,” said Mike Coogan, owner of Brigid Capital. “We’re waiting for final approval. Everything hinges on that.” Final engineering drawings have to be approved and the council still has to vote on the final planned unit development plan, Coogan said. But …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The backer behind a project to build a mixed-use development showed the public plans earlier this week.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A few speed bumps have crept into the process to bring a mixed-use project for Harlem Avenue. However, residents at a public hearing Monday appeared to welcome the redevelopment.
A proposed multi-story, mixed-use development for the old Ben Franklin property will soon push ahead, if Palos Heights residents have anything to say about it. The developer for the three-story project presented their plan to members of Planned Unit Development Commission. Palos Heights-based Brigid Capital wants to construct a building at 12306-12320 S. Harlem Ave that will house retail storefronts, second-floor professional offices and six apartments on the top floor. It also would come with nearly 100 dedicated parking spots. Residents at the public hearing welcomed the new use for the stagnant section of the city's Harlem Avenue business corridor. Several people who spoke spurred city officials to cut red tape and get the project …