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updated: 9/21/2012 12:24 AM

Unanimous vote paves way for shopping center in Lake County

Many Lake County residents unhappy with what might lie ahead

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  • Chairman George Bell of the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals asks a question as the board discusses the Dimucci family request to rezone the 109-acre site at Rand and Old Mchenry roads from residential to commercial. The Dimuccis want the ability to build a shopping center on a portion of the property.

       Chairman George Bell of the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals asks a question as the board discusses the Dimucci family request to rezone the 109-acre site at Rand and Old Mchenry roads from residential to commercial. The Dimuccis want the ability to build a shopping center on a portion of the property.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • John Dimucci addresses the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals to discuss his family's request to rezone the 109-acre site at Rand and Old Mchenry roads from residential to commercial. The Dimuccis want the ability to build a shopping center on a portion of the property.

       John Dimucci addresses the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals to discuss his family's request to rezone the 109-acre site at Rand and Old Mchenry roads from residential to commercial. The Dimuccis want the ability to build a shopping center on a portion of the property.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

The dimucci family's controversial land-rezoning request had no trouble clearing the lake county zoning board of appeals thursday night. after a few hours of discussion and review, the seven-member panel voted unanimously to recommend the 109 acres of land at rand and old mchenry roads near hawthorn woods be rezoned from residential to commercial.

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