Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The 10,000-square-foot development is proposed for land next to the Route 59/Main Street Walgreens.
A new strip mall will be built on Route 59 near Main Street – if the village agrees to close a portion of Oak Street and move the American Legion war memorial to Settlers' Park to accommodate the project. The 10,000-square-foot development on a site next to the Walgreens at 14902 S. Route 59 needs the additional land in order to be economically viable, village Planner Michael Garrigan said Monday. The space would allow for up to eight new storefronts to be built, one of which could have a drive-through window, he said. A concept plan submitted by developer Lee Fry Companies Inc. of Naperville won the village plan commission’s endorsement last week, and will go before the Plainfield Village Board next week, Garrigan said. Were approval to …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The public has until July 22 to submit comments on the concept, which may change either or both intersections with Route 59.
The Plainfield Village Board is considering the closure or restricting of Oak Street and/or Arnold Street at Route 59 because of the closeness of the roads and the difficulty of making turns onto and off of Route 59. Before any decision is made, however, the board wants the public to provide their opinion. To access a comment form, just click here. Comments must be submitted by July 22. Mail them to the Village of Plainfield, Attn.: Allen Persons, 14400 Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, 60544; fax them to 815-254-9304; or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Plainfield Village Board will listen to residents' opinions before making any decision to eliminate one or both streets.
For reasons of traffic safety, Plainfield public works staff is asking for permission to permanently close either Arnold Street or Oak Street at the point at which they intersect with Route 59. The proposal was presented to the Plainfield Village Board Monday night, where Public Works Director Allen Persons asked trustees for their opinions on the idea. Both streets intersect with Route 59 at 45-degree angles, making it almost impossible for drivers to make a left-hand turn across what will be by late July a completed four-lane roadway. Beyond that, Persons said, the two intersections are very close together and not far from downtown. On the positive side, there are no homes on either of the one-block streets and were either closed, the …