by Sandy Kaczmarski
Elburn—Despite being somewhat sweltering at Lion’s Park pavilion Tuesday night, even with the fans on, a group of Elburn residents listened to development plans for Elburn Station during an open house.
Village President Dave Anderson and several trustees were on hand to chat with residents about the plan, which has been a matter of discussion for months.
The proposed plan by ShoDeen, a familiar name around Kane County responsible for the Village at Mill Creek and numerous commercial developments in the Fox Valley, would encompass the area between Route 38 to the north and Keslinger Road to the south, and west of Pouley and Anderson roads.
Elburn Station, when complete, would entail 2,281 total units consisting of single family, apartments and townhomes. Some commercial development is also included in the plan at Pouley and Anderson, at Route 38 and Anderson, and at Hicks Road in the center.
However, the Anderson Road extension is at the top of the list.
“It’s the backbone,” ShoDeen project manager Bob Skidmore said. “Once that occurs, Anderson Road will start the project.”
Skidmore said Phase 1 would include approximately quarter-acre single family lots backed up to the Still Meadows subdivision.
“The goal is to work south to north, starting with the Phase 1 single-family units,” he said.
The proposed Phase 1 would also include some open space, he said, a retention pond, future wells and a water treatment site.
Some residents questioned whether the economy would warrant such a development, especially with so much excess inventory vacant on the market. Skidmore said once Anderson Road is started, development would proceed based on viability.
Anyone with questions about the proposed development should call the village administrator at (630) 365-5062.