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posted: 8/6/2013 5:30 AM

Talks to continue on new Hoffman Estates subdivision

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A new 19-home subdivision is closer to becoming a reality in Hoffman Estates, but an annexation agreement, a preliminary site plan and a request to rezone the currently vacant 4.78 acres were sent back to the village's planning, building and zoning committee by the village board Monday.

A staff report says the property is located on Bradwell Road between Chambers and Kingston drives on the north end of village, in an unincorporated area just south of Inverness.

The owner, LaSalle Holdings LLC, and the contract purchaser, Bradwell Estates LLC, have proposed an annexation agreement with the village.

Once the annexation occurs, there are plans to create 19 lots with an average size of 8,479 square feet. Seven different house concepts have been proposed, all with brick, stone or cement board fronts and with a total square footage of between 2,500 and 3,600. The base prices would likely be between $489,000 and $599,000.

The planning and zoning commission recommend the project in June with several conditions, including the completion of all mass grading and tree removal by June 30, 2014. During the commission's meeting, two residents from Chambers Drive in the Colony Point subdivision said they were concerned with the number of homes, the loss of trees and the displacement of wildlife.

In January 2012, the village board had a courtesy review of the subdivision plans while meeting as the planning, building and zoning committee. There were concerns that the cul-de-sac subdivision would have only one point of access off Bradwell Road.

Since then, there have been discussions with the fire department regarding the access point, and the plans now call for it to be wider.

The next planning, building and zoning committee meeting will take place on Monday, Aug. 26.

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