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Elmhurst City Council to vote on Addison project extension

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 2:55 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – City Council members will have to vote on whether to extend their agreement with the current developer of the proposed Addison Avenue multiuse parking structure at their next meeting.

The Development, Planning and Zoning Committee recommended the City Council approve a fourth letter of agreement with Addison Corridor Development I to continue to work with the developer for another six months. The third letter of agreement expires July 15, the date of their next meeting.

Fifth Ward Alderman and committee Chair Scott Levin said he supported approving an extension of the agreement to continue to work with the developer on the parking project.

Previously, the Zoning and Planning Commission recommended denial of Addison’s request for a conditional use variance that would have added two stories to the original building plan. The committee is supposed to receive a presentation on the commission’s recommendation next week.

Seventh Ward Alderman and committee member Mark Mulliner, however, did not sign the letter from the committee recommending a six-month extension with Addison, saying he believed other options needed to be explored.

At the council meeting Monday, alderman still had not received a copy of the fourth letter of agreement, only the recommendation letter from the committee.

Levin suggested giving council members time to review the letter before a vote at their next meeting.

“[Because] none of the members of the council have seen this, the confusion is becoming apparent,” Levin said.

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