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Ken Loch rezoning petition presented at county level

Published: Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 7:49 a.m. CDT

LOMBARD – At Thursday night's meeting, the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals reviewed a petition presented by Donven Homes of Naperville to rezone the 31-acre Ken Loch Golf Links property in Lombard to allow multi-family home developments on the site. Currently, the land is only zoned for single family homes.

This public hearing outlined Donven Homes' plan to build townhome and condo units on the for-sale golf course. Since the developer first approached Lombard's Board of Trustees with the idea more than a year ago, the plan has been met with objection from neighbors.

At the meeting, about 15 community members spoke against the proposal, said Bill Heniff, Lombard's community development director. There were also some people voicing support for the project with the hope of job creation, he said.

Heniff himself presented at the meeting on behalf of the village.

"I did notify them that the Village Board still objects to the rezoning," he said.

Other parties involved in the project including an engineer and transportation specialist also presented findings to support the development of the project.

On Nov. 7, the ZBA is expected to debate on the issue and make a recommendation. From there, the recommendation will be presented to a county development committee before making its way to the County Board for a final vote.

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