New home construction good economic news for city
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org March 20, 2013 9:48AM
Tom Fleming seeked approval for Phase II of the Highlands, a 41 lot subdivision in Crown Point. | Photo Provided~Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 20, 2013 2:21AM
CROWN POINT — Tom Fleming, developer of Ellendale Farm on the city’s southeast side, brought good news to the Plan Commission on March 11, as he asked for primary subdivision approval for Phase II of the Highlands, a 41-lot subdivision.
After a long discussion, Fleming’s request was approved with the condition that the set-back of 25 feet be verified as granted when the entire Highlands of Ellendale Farm came into the city a number of years ago.
The Highlands is located northwest of Ellendale Farm Unit I.
Plan Commission President John Marshall said, “I’m certainly glad to see new homes coming in.”
Fleming said that this is part a 78-acre addition that had the zone change and set-back changed to 25 feet when the Highlands first came in. That was in April 2007. As each phase of the development comes in Fleming comes in for the primary plat.
Councilman Bill Feder, D-at large, questioned the 25-foot set back because he was unaware about when that change was made.
Marshall explained, “The way we worked in past was to approve the whole project and then have it come in to the Plan Commission in phases.”