New banquet hall finally on the way
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org April 2, 2013 12:16PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 1:09PM
CROWN POINT — At the Redevelopment Commission meeting in March, the possibility of using Tax Increment Financing district money to help build the roads within Coe’s Corner commercial area was brought up by engineer Jeff Ban of DVG.
He was there representing the developer Tim Heidbreder, who is planning on constructing an office building and a long-awaited banquet hall at the development at the corner of Broadway and 113th AVenue now that the financing is in place.
The property is a conduit for flood waters that come out of the Stillwater residential subdivision. There is a tributary that takes this water to the Beaver Dam Ditch for its trip north to Lake Michigan.
Because of the size of the necessary culverts Ban requested help with the remaining construction of the road that will finish the loop for the existing shopping center and for these two new construction elements to the area.
The banquet hall will be the largest in the city with the ability to hold parties for up to 520 people seated for dinner.
Councilwoman Carol Drasga, R-5th, was taken by surprise with this request and wanted to take it home to have a chance to study it more. Ban was not asking for approval at this meeting, just to have it taken under consideration.