Business plans continue to surface in Lake Zurich, with a dog training and rehabilitation facility receiving the green light Monday night to proceed through the village's approval process.
Monica Bedrosian of Long Grove, founder and president of Fine Canine, brought the preliminary idea to the village board for a courtesy review. Fine Canine would be in an industrial park on Rose Road north of Route 22.
Fine Canine would include dog boarding, a water therapy pool, training, day care, boutique, grooming and a pet portrait studio. Village board trustees agreed the proposal should proceed to hearing before the advisory plan commission hearing.
After the plan receives a plan commission recommendation, the village board will have the final say on whether Fine Canine should be granted a special-use permit to operate in the business park. Following Monday's meeting, Bedrosian said she hopes to move into about 8,000 square feet by the end of February, provided her business receives the required permit.
"This is my dream facility," said Bedrosian, who has been in the dog-care business for 15 years.
Bedrosian said the pool would be for dogs to rehabilitate after surgery or to hell those suffering from physical ailments such as arthritis. She said she has several friends in the Lake Zurich area who travel great distances to bring their dogs for therapy at facilities that have heated pools with currents.
Various business proposals have popped up recently in Lake Zurich.
Village board members in October agreed $12,000 should be provided to help defray a developer's expense to upgrade a water line for a building under renovation for commercial use in a special downtown taxing zone. Peter J. Panagakis is rehabilitating the long-empty former B & L Liquor Store at 20 E. Main St.
In October, John Breugelmans, who heads Lakeland Asset Management Group, presented concept plans for a 130-room hotel at Route 22 and Old Rand Road also in Lake Zurich's special taxing area meant to spur downtown redevelopment.