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Does the building meet the Village’s Appearance Guidelines?

The proposed building meets several criteria of the Village’s Design Guidelines including, but not limited to the following:

  • The building will be constructed of earth-toned brick and stone to match the color of nearby buildings.
  • The middle portion of the building along Main Street will be setback several feet above the first floor to breakdown the overall scale of the building. 
  • The parapet walls will have a defined top which will frame the building. 
  • There is enhanced landscaping proposed along Hillside Avenue and Main Street utilizing recommended plant materials from the Design Guidelines. 
  • All proposed lighting is dark sky compliant. 
  • The storefronts will have cloth awnings that will relate to the building façade and to awnings on adjacent downtown buildings. 
  • Masonry will be used on all sides of the building, including the upper floors. 
  • Parking is proposed below the residential units and in the rear part of the building and will not be seen from Main Street or Hillside Avenue. 
  • All utilities will be undergrounded and all HVAC units will be screened from public view.

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1. Where is the Apex 400 project located?
2. What do the long range Village plans show as an appropriate use of this site?
3. How long has this site been vacant?
4. What are the current commercial vacancy percentages in the downtown?
5. What type of public outreach was conducted surrounding this project?
6. What does the residential component of the project entail?
7. Is there a need for this type of housing in the Village?
8. Has the Village rejected previous development proposals for the site?
9. What is the commercial component of this development?
10. Will the Village lose any parking as a result of this project?
11. How long will the parking structure at this location be under construction?
12. Is the Village selling the Main Street parking lot land to the developer?
13. How will the public be able to access the first floor public parking?
14. Why is the Village not requesting additional public parking to be provided?
15. Has a traffic analysis been performed to identify the impact of increased traffic from the proposed development?
16. Were the traffic studies conducted on atypical days when some schools had not yet begun?
17. How is the building height in comparison to others in the downtown?
18. Are the number of zoning requests for this project typical?
19. Is the size of the building appropriate for the site?
20. Does the building meet the Village’s Appearance Guidelines?
21. Will sunlight be diminished on the street as a result of the development?
22. Will the project result in the loss of commercial square footage in the downtown?
23. How much is the Developer expecting to invest and what is the financial impact to the Village of Glen Ellyn?
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