by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVEâ€”The Sugar Grove Village Board on Oct. 5 amended the agreement between the village and the Prairie Glen developer, The Windham Group Inc.
Under the amendment, which village officials called a compromise, the developer will be required to apply the final surface to Prairie Glen subdivision streets. In turn, the village will extend the development agreement to a new 20-year period, dependent upon the completion of the street improvements in 2010.
â€œWe wanted to get some critical infrastructure in on a final lift on Municipal Drive, and weâ€™ll take over the (subdivisionâ€™s) streets once the developer finishes it,â€ Village President Sean Michels said. â€œ(The developer) is asking for some concessions from the village, and weâ€™re asking for some things from them.â€
The developerâ€™s requests, which the amended agreement accommodates, include requiring future lot owners and homebuilders to make right-of-way improvements to sidewalks and parkway landscaping, and removing the south/southwest bike path loop (with installation in a future unit).
The amended agreement also vacated the 13-lot Unit 2 area from the Prairie Glen development plat; Windham currently has no plans to develop Unit 2 and has not installed any improvements in it.
â€œAll in all, itâ€™s just a big compromise to get Municipal Drive fixed up,â€ Michels said.
The developer already has completed underground improvements to the subdivision.