Monday, May 13, 2013
Despite concerns over increased traffic and aesthetics, plans for Lake Bluff's first big-box store recently received a favorable recommendation from the joint planning and zoning board.
Monday, May 13
Update, Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. The Lake Bluff Village Board approved a sales tax rebate of 50 percent for the proposed Target store on Monday, reported the Chicago Tribune. Through a 10-year agreement, Target could collect up to $4.2 million in tax rebates. Should the store close in its first five years, those rebates would have to be repaid to the village. Earlier The proposal for a Target store in Lake Bluff cleared another hurdle as the joint Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4 to 1 at a May 7 public hearing to recommend village board approval, reported the Lake Forester. The Architectural Board of Review is scheduled to consider the proposed site plan and building design on June 4, according to the village. Target Stores, Inc…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Plaza space, a sculpture and bike paths have been included in a modified plan by petitioners of a new Target store in Lake Bluff. A public hearing continues May 15.
Plans for a Lake Bluff Target store continue to move forward. Modifications to those plans were discussed during a recent public hearing of the Lake Bluff Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Some of the changes reflect the addition of a plaza space, a sculpture by a local artist, more pedestrian walkways and bike paths, a smaller parking lot, LEED certification, and three exit lanes, reported the Chicago Tribune. Target plans to build a 139,000 square-foot store on 14 acres at the former Shepard Chevrolet property at 930 Carriage Park Ave., near Route 176 and Waukegan Road. The major redevelopment project also calls for a bank along with retail and restaurant tenants. At the April 17 public hearing, some residents voiced concerns …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Lake Bluff planning and zoning boards will continue review of zoning regulations for a major redevelopment project that includes a proposal for a Target store.
Discussion of the new Target store proposed for Lake Bluff will continue at two upcoming meetings of the Joint Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA). Zoning regulations for the establishment of a planned commercial development for the former Shepard Chevrolet property at 930 Carriage Park Ave., near Route 176 and Waukegan Road, will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. Target is proposing a 139,000 square-foot store on 14 acres within this major redevelopment project, which also calls for a 4,200 square-foot bank and 6,800 square feet for other retail tenants. Site development review for Target, including results of a traffic study, will continue at the April 17 PCZBA meeting. The closest store to Lake Bluff, a Super …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Target eyes the Village of Lake Bluff for a new store.
Target is aiming to become the Village of Lake Bluff's first true big box store as part of a major redevelopment of the former Shepard Chevrolet property at 930 Carriage Lane, near Route 176 and Waukegan Road. A zoning application, which McVickers/Oxford Real Estate Equities presented to the village late last month, includes plans for a 139,000 square-foot Target store on 14 acres, reported the Chicago Tribune. The application will be reviewed by the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals on Feb. 20. "There's certainly a high level of interest in it," Trustee Kathleen O'Hara told the Tribune. "We've never had this big of a store in Lake Bluff." The closest store to Lake Bluff, a Super Target, is located at 313 E. Townline Road in …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The voluntary recall of salmonella-contaminated peanut and almond butter now includes more than 70 products.
Better check your butter—nut butter, that is. The voluntary recall of salmonella-tainted peanut and almond butter has expanded beyond Trader Joe’s stores to include more than 70 products sold nationwide. Stores that carry products named in the recall include Target, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, GNC and Meijer. The almond and peanut butters were manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24. Thirty people across 19 states have reported salmonella food poisoning that was later linked to the contaminated nut butters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of those cases was in Illinois. About two-thirds of the illness were reported in children younger than 10. Salmonella symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal…