Plans for Senior Housing Facility Move Forward
The Board of Trustees on Thursday also voted in favor of allowing LITH to offer dispatch services for Marengo and Union.
The village of Lake in the Hills is one step closer to getting its first senior housing facility.
On Thursday, the village's Board of Trustees approved a conditional use permit for The Residences, which is slated for construction on a 5.78-acre site east of Harvest Gate and south of Village Hall Drive, about one-quarter mile west of Randall Road.
The Residences project has been in planning stages for two years. Construction is expected to start this spring and the building will likely take one year to complete.
The Residences, estimated to cost $20 million to complete, will be open to independent seniors age 55 years and older, Architect John Green, of Groundwork Ltd., told LITH Patch last month.
The housing facility plans to offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Additional features call for a common area for recreational use, which would include a computer room, fitness center, library and an activity room with kitchen, Green said.
Also on Thursday, the board voted to allow the village to take over dispatch services for Marengo and Union.
The transition is expected to happen in March and could mean over $109,000 more in additional revenue for the village. The village already offers dispatching services for Fox River Grove and Huntley.
Police officials say they will have to hire one more full-time dispatcher to cover the increase in workload.
Other items the village board approved Thursday include:
- The police department's purchase of three Crown Victoria squad cars and one Ford Expedition for $91,586.
- Limiting the number of customers allowed to visit businesses in residential subdivisions. The text amendments to village zoning ordinances will require a public hearing on Jan. 17 and Feb. 14.
Tim Kane and Stephanie Price contributed to this article.