Northbrook’s Village Hall boardroom couldn’t hold all the Mission Hills homeowners upset about a proposed 137-unit development Wednesday, according to an article in the Northbrook Star.
The Mission Hills residents are upset that their golf course views and open land could be eaten up by the proposed 44-acre development, the article says. At the heart of the issue is whether the existing 781-units are part of a planned unit development, which requires the homeowners’ permission to change.
The Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals postponed the meeting until July 21 at 1 p.m., moving it to the arts auditorium at Glenbrook North in order to accommodate the crowd.
Northbrook Patch reader and Mission Hills resident Marsha Willner sent in this letter to the editor after Wednesday’s hearing:
There are hundreds of us who live in Mission Hills and on Techny Rd. who feel the possible re-zoning and development of 9 holes of the golf course with over 130 homes, town homes and duplexes is a travesty for the area. It will mean almost 200 trees cut down, covering the area with concrete and asphalt, and more traffic on Techny, more children in the neighborhood schools and more flooding!!! This open lands area should not be built upon by Red Seal Homes. This will be a horror for those losing golf course views and all the acreage destroyed by overbuilding. Today at the Northbrook Village Hall hundreds of people showed up in protest of the possible rezoning. This area needs to be saved as OPEN LAND!!!!!!
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