Village Council will vote to approve or deny a Special Use permit to build a residential condo in a business district at 936-942 Maple. Special use must meet criteria to be approved: that it is necessary or desirable and will not be detrimental.

PC-33-14 Petition

A petition seeking approval of a special use to permit a residential condominium development in the Downtown Business (DB) zoning district. The property is located on the north side of Maple Avenue, approximately 285 feet east of Main Street, commonly known as 936 and 942 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL (PINs 09-08-306-031 and -032). David B. Sosin, Petitioner; First Merchants Bank, N.A., Owner. Source:

Special Use Approval Criteria

No special use may be recommended for approval or approved unless the respective review or decision-making body determines that the proposed special use is consistent with and in substantial compliance with all village council policies and plans and that the applicant has presented evidence to support each of the following conclusions: 1. that the proposed use is expressly authorized as a special use in the district in which it is to be located; 2. that the proposed use at the proposed location is necessary or desirable to provide a service or a facility that is in the interest of public convenience and will contribute to the general welfare of the neighborhood or community; 3. that the proposed use will not, in the particular case, be detrimental to the health, safety, or general welfare of persons residing or working in the vicinity or be injurious to property values or improvements in the vicinity. Source:  page 144 Sec. 12.050




Timeline and Current Status

11-03-14 Petition seeking approval of a Special Use to permit a residential condominium development in the Downtown Business (DB) zoning district from Plan Commission:, approval granted.

11-18-14 Village Council Meeting: and

Further discussion of the Ordinance to Authorize a Special Use to Permit a Residential Condominium Development in the Downtown Business Zoning District, 936 and 942 Maple Avenue, will occur at the December 9, 2014 Village Council Meeting on the First Reading Agenda.

1. Get Involved

Support your view on the following external petitions and websites:

to APPROVE Special Use Permit: none available

to DENY Special Use Permit: Sign Petition and join Facebook page

2. Vote!

Village Council Voting Results:

Mayor Martin Tully: DENY CONDO
Commissioner Sean Patrick Durkin: APPROVE CONDO
Commissioner Geoff Neustadt: APPROVE CONDO
Commissioner Robert Barnett: APPROVE CONDO
Commissioner Becky Rheintgen: APPROVE CONDO
Commissioner David Olsen: DENY CONDO
Commissioner Greg Hose: APPROVE CONDO


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