Monday, April 29, 2013
The Village invites residents to a Route 30 Corridor Plan meeting to review a draft plan and gather input.
The Village of New Lenox is hosting a Route 30 Corridor Plan open house and presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 29 at Village Hall. A PowerPoint presentation is planned to share input received thus far concerning Route 30 between Interstate 80 and the viaduct east of Prairie Avenue. 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 with in September 2012 with a community workshop to air ideas and goals. Community Development Director Robin Ellis is looking to incorporate land use, commercial development, transportation and aesthetics. Already stakeholders and residents have shared their perspective. In total 25 residents have submitted a …
Monday, December 17, 2012
What about development on the south side of town?
The village's study on the vision of the Route 30 Corridor got many residents suggesting a more pedestrian-friendly commercial area. Obviously Route 30 is a main drag, which could be problematic for the development of a substantial pedestrian-friendly commercial district. Patch posed the question on Facebook about development on the south side of town. The Village Station project along Laraway and Cedar Roads was first proposed in 2005. It was planned as a 236-acre combination commercial and residential project. The last update on that project was in June 2012, when the Regional Transit Authority agreed that it would come to the aid of New Lenox in its plans to revitalize the Village Station project, providing developer recruitment and …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Do you want more fine dining options or sidewalks along Route 30? The Village wants your input for the future shape of the Route 30 Corridor.
Do you have a vision for what the Route 30 Corridor should like? What should New Lenox offer its community? What should the Village plan to improve, enhance or develop? The Village wants your input on the shape of the future Route 30 Corridor through New Lenox. Find the mapping tools for the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan and create your own map. So far 18 people have completed a map and added their comments for the Route 30 Implementation Plan. In this map, entitled "30 Hope," the commenter stressed the need for a community swimming pool and cried out for attractive architecture and landscaping at the east and west gateways into town. The issues raised were eyesores along the route, too much asphalt and not enough fine dining …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
It looks pretty busy over there these days. Phoenix Restoration Co. is heading up the project.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Anderson Road is now open, but Spencer Road will be closing soon.
Motorists are asked to be aware that the Route 30 construction project is continuing at a rapid pace. Village Engineer Will Nash highlighed the major projects at the moment: • Anderson Road is now open. • Spencer Road is scheduled to close on Monday to build the mainline pavement gap and the connection with Spencer Road. Spencer Road should be open in two weeks. • New concrete has been placed from the west end of the project to east of Bluestone Bay Drive. Motorists are asked to be aware that the contractor will be leaving gaps at the private driveways and side streets as required to allow access. This completes the mainline concrete pours through New Lenox. The contractor is expectected to fill in the gaps in the next couple weeks. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash keeps the community informed of traffic patterns during the Route 30 Construction Project.
New Lenox Village Engineer Will Nash provided the latest information on the ongoing Route 30 construction project, including updates on traffic patterns and road closures. At the moment, Anderson Road will remain closed until next week. The mainline pavement has been poured through the intersection. The contractor has installed the side street pavement except for the small area of surface asphalt. According to Nash, the plan calls for the installation of concrete for the east half of Retail Drive. Once the east side of the intersection is complete, they'll move onto the west side. The contractor is expected begin shifting traffic to the east side of the intersection next week. This will provide a complete intersection prior to the holiday…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Do you want a quaint look with a downtown mix of stores and restaurants where you can stroll around on foot?
Do you have a vision for what the Route 30 Corridor should like? What should New Lenox offer its community? What should it plan to improve, enhance or develop? Find the mapping tools for the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan and create your own map. So far 10 people have completed a map and added their comments for the Route 30 Implementation Plan. In this map, entitled "First Impressions are Key," the commenter focused on the west side of Route 30 between Interstate 80 and Prairie Avenue leading into the Metra Train Station parking lot. The issues raised were eyesores along the route, unproductive space and a problematic intersection. It also highlights the positive aspects of town, such as the Veterans Parkway Campus and the charm of…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Do you want a quaint look with a downtown mix of stores and restaurants you can stroll around on foot?
Let Village Development Director Robin Ellis know your ideas by participating in the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan. Map out the places that you like and don't. Let them know what's attractive and what's an eye sore. Maybe you'd like a downtown section where you can stroll to shops and restaurants. If that's the case, then let them know that sidewalks and benches are a must have in the next 10 years. A workshop was held last month at Village Hall to gather a wish list from residents about the positive and negative elements along the Route 30 corridor. The village is still seeking your on-line input. Find the mapping tools for the Route 30 Corridor Implementation Plan and create your own map. Check out a few suggestions offered …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Let the planners know what you want in terms of commercial, recreation and open space.
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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 …