The proposed Lake Forest Whole Foods at Route 60 and Saunders Road will not get built, according to an article in Gazebo News, due to a fundamental disagreement between the developer and City Council over the size of the setback.
The council agreed Monday night with the Plan Commission’s recommendation that the development have a 100-foot setback, the article says. The developer said that unless there was a 60-foot setback, the plan was a no go. He said Whole Foods is already eyeing another suburb, though didn’t specify which one.
The proposal for a 45,000-square-foot store within the 70,000-square-foot development would have required cutting 400 trees. Some neighbors had also voiced concerns about noise and light coming from the development.