At the Village Board meeting on February 24, the Board approved a contract with Progressive Physical Medicine, a chiropractor and physical therapist currently located in Lombard, that is interested in moving their offices to the vacant site at 825 N. Main Street.
The buyer made an all-cash offer of $625,000 to purchase the 1.35-acre commercial property, along with requesting a 60 day contingency period in order to complete due diligence on environmental issues and existing conditions.
In 2010, the Village purchased the property at 825 N. Main Street for the purpose of better preparing the blighted sight for resale to a buyer who would develop the property. The Village sold the property in 2017 to True North Energy who proposed a gas station on the site. After Village Board approval, True North was unable to develop the site following the outcome of a lawsuit. Based on the initial sales agreement, the Village repurchased the property in 2019 and placed it back on the market.
Additionally in 2019, an ad hoc committee led by Tim Elliott, DuPage County Board Member and former Village Trustee, was created to gather feedback on the future of the property. Ultimately, members of the committee, which also included a number of neighbors to the property, were supportive of the new intended use.
Progressive Physical Medicine anticipates constructing a single-story facility with parking on the site which occupies the southeast corner of Main Street and St. Charles Road. Once applications and plans are submitted for the proposed use, a public hearing will be held by the Glen Ellyn Plan Commission to review the request and gain public input on the intended use of this site. The zoning for the site is C2 Community Commercial, consistent with the other four corners of the intersection and the two parcels fronting Main Street to the south.