A medical clinic inside a new 26,664-square-foot, single-story building is proposed for a vacant piece of land on Arlington Heights Road in Arlington Heights.
Access Community Health, which has 36 health centers throughout Cook and DuPage counties, would lease a little more than half the building at 1519-1625 S. Arlington Heights Road, while the rest would remain vacant for now, according to plans submitted to the village.
An earlier proposal called for a slightly larger building of 38,400 square feet that would have included a small Walgreens store inside, but those plans have since been revised.
Debb-Kosich LLC, the real estate developer, is asking the village to rezone the 3.86-acre property from residential and institutional uses to office transitional. The village's plan and design commissions have reviewed the project and recommended approval; the village board will take up the matter on Jan. 17.
The property on the east side of Arlington Heights Road and north of Golf Road has been vacant since at least 2013, when the last single-family houses on site were demolished, according to Sam Hubbard, the village's development planner.
A 6-foot tall solid wood fence would be installed along the eastern property boundary, since the site abuts residential homes. At the request of village staff, the planned location of the building was pushed slightly west to allow for more separation from the houses.
The site sits just north of the Autumn Leaves memory care facility, which would share a drive aisle. The developer plans to purchase a piece of the neighboring property to incorporate it into the new development.
Another access drive would be installed north of the building. The Illinois Department of Transportation, which has jurisdiction over Arlington Heights Road, has given preliminary review to the plans and indicated that the conceptual layout is viable, officials said.
Parking would be on the north, west and south sides of the building, with a total of 139 spots.
Access Community Health's offices would be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Officials say 24 employees would work there.
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