A Dunkin’/Baskin Robbins is coming to the northwest corner of Vollmer Road and Central Park Avenue in Flossmoor, despite the protests of some residents who live in the Park Place subdivision to the northeast of that corner.
After five meetings and 20 hours of questioning by commissioners and the public, Homewood Planning and Zoning Commission members concluded that plans to develop an industrial distribution center on the site of Calumet Country Club do not rise to the standards set in the village zoning code.
Environmental racism is a problem across the country, but the Southland of Chicago is facing its devastating consequences. When zoomed in on the demographics of Cook County, according to the Statistical Atlas, it is clear that the majority of people of color live within the Chicago’s South and West sides and the South Suburbs. The further north you go, the whiter it gets.
Homewood trustees will consider three measures at their meeting Monday that, if approved, would enable the redevelopment of the Triumph Building by HCF Homewood LLC to move forward.
Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to seek additional bidders on a project to redevelop the site on the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue. The building at 2033 Ridge Road, commonly referred to as the Triumph Building, was purchased last year by the village for the purpose of finding a developer to construct a mixed-use building there.
The usual late summer doldrums were not all that languid in the Homewood-Flossmoor business scene, where a series of ribbon-cuttings, announcements and a couple of demolitions show a local economy with increasing energy.
There's more to come this week.
A 37,500 square-foot plot of land in downtown Flossmoor that has been vacant for more than a decade is now slated for development, with village officials considering businesses, high-end apartments, restaurants and community space as potential options.