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Townhome proposal up for vote in Downers Grove Tuesday night

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 4:16 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – A proposal to build 14 new townhomes in Downers Grove first discussed by the village council last week is up for a vote at the regular Tuesday meeting.

The proposal would construct 14 townhouses in the Fairmount Village II subdivision.

The village plan commission recommended the developer's plan at a June meeting.The project would build two, seven-unit townhouse buildings on 1.45 acres at 950 75th St.

Each building would have seven, 2,100-square-foot townhouses, according to plan commission documents.

The Fairmount Village II neighborhood was approved in 1984, and the new townhomes would fill a lot previously occupied by a single family home that was destroyed by a fire in 2009, according to village documents.

At the June 3 plan commission meeting, several residents expressed concerns regarding increased traffic, stormwater, construction timeframes and landscaping, according to village documents.

But the plan commission believes the development will minimally increase traffic and that the proposed improvements will comply with village stormwater management ordinances and other rules. The developer also submitted a revised landscape plan which includes additional landscaping.

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