The Village of Northbrook is considering creating a new Industrial and Commercial Services Zoning District that would allow for more ways to use warehouses, such as using the buildings for educational and membership organizations or indoor sports activities, according to village documents.
Northbrook officials are currently discussing the idea before presenting the proposal to the plan commission -- the village doesn’t plan on rezoning any property within the community and the proposed district won’t impact property taxes, David Schoon, Northbrook’s economic development coordinator told Chicago Tribune.
The proposed district could include four areas:
- The area along Janke, Carson and Raymond drives east of Shermer Road
- The area along Holste and Old Willow roads
- A small segement along South Skokie Boulevard and Frontage Road at the extreme southeast corner of the village
- On the south side of Techny Road, across from Meadowhill South Park
Most land in the proposed new zoning district are currently designated as Restricted Industrial and Single Family Residential, the rest is in unincorporated Cook County, Chicago Tribune reported.
The idea for a new Industrial and Commercial Services Zoning district was first established in Northbrook’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan.
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