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Has the Village rejected previous development proposals for the site?

No. In 2002, Mid-America proposed a multi-story senior living development on the Main Street Parking Lot property only. Mid-America ultimately decided not to move forward with the project and withdrew their application. In 2014, Opus Development proposed a 5-story apartment building with first-floor commercial and structured parking, very similar to the Apex 400 project. Opus never formally submitted an application to request approval of the project. After 3 years, they decided they did not want to pursue the project further. These plans indicate that this property is best suited for a mixed-used development at a similar size and scope of what is being proposed by the developer. The market has shown that the development community believes that a multi-story structure is suited for the site based on location, demand and potential for financial success.

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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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