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from the pages of the Pioneer Press 18 November 1993
Developer to reveal plan
A developer is asking Lake County to rezone 138 acres on
Lindenhurst's doorstep. Village officials made plans Monday
to attend a public hearing on the matter Dec. 6.
If the village objects to the development plan, the
rezoning would require a favorable vote from ¾ of County
The site, formerly called Bonnie Brae Farm, is on the east
side of U.S. Route 45 about a mile north of Grand Avenue.
"My suspicion is that this will be a very high density
development," said Mayor Paul Baumunk. "Five or six years
ago, the same owner approached the village."
The property is held in a land trust. The site is in the
service area for a sewage treatment plant the county would
build in the future.
One of the trustees called the development proposal "the
first of many dominoes."
"It's unfair to us," said Trustee Kris Volodka. "We have
been trying to attract commercial to the area."
The prospective developer, Madison Realty Group, will
present the plans in a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6
at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road,
According to Sheel Yajnik of the county planning
department, the land is zoned for five-acre homesites. The
developer is requesting zoning that would allow six units
per buildable acre.
Yajnik explained that buildable land is determined after
subtracting natural protection areas, wetlands, woodlands
and any other unbuildable land.
The only sewer service available to the area, she said,
would be the limited capacity remaining in the count's
sewage treatment plant in Grandwood Park and that is on a
first come, first served basis. There are no other
developers vying for that capacity at the moment, she said.
The prospective developer wants zoning for residential and
compatible uses, said Yajnik, which she expects will be
explained in the public hearing.