Let the planners know what you want in terms of commercial, recreation and open space.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Community members offer their wish list concerning characteristic appeal, eye sores and more in regard to the development of the Route 30 Corridor.
A $60,000 grant from Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to the Village of New Lenox to plan the overall look of the Route 30 Corridor began last night with a community workshop to air ideas and goals. A wish list was prepared by residents and guided by planner John Houseal, of Chicago-based Houseal and Lavigne Associates. Referred to as the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan, Houseal elicited comments from residents in attendance at the workshop held at the Village Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to elicit suggestions and community input for development priorities, including what people might like to see developed along the strip in New Lenox and to identify the problems. Robin Ellis, community development director, along …
Friday, July 27, 2012
A proposed stop sign was halted because it could cause traffic backups.
The New Lenox Village Board on Monday opted to drop plans to put a stop sign at the intersection of Pine Street and Second Ave. The board had considered the idea, but the streets are too narrow. At the same time, Trustee Annette Bowden pointed out that a stop sign would have a negative impact on the homeowners in that area. She was concerned that they wouldn't be able to get out their driveways during the peak hours when crowds move into to attend mass at St. Jude Catholic Church on Saturday night and Sunday. Village Engineer Will Nash and Police Chief Bob Sterba agreed that a stop sign wasn't warranted. "It could create more of an issued than we had before," added Nash. Old annexation agreement enacted Robin Ellis, the director of …