Buffalo Grove hosting open house on Prarie View station plan

Buffalo Grove will host a second public open house Wednesday, Feb. 20, to reveal and gather feedback on the draft vision for the future of the Prairie View Metra station area north of the village.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove.

A consultant team led by planning and design firm Ratio has worked closely with the project's steering committee to develop a draft vision shaped by community input, and grounded by market, development and infrastructure conditions. Previous public outreach activities have included public meetings, online surveys, and key stakeholder interviews.

"I encourage all residents and stakeholders to continue to participate in this collaborative process to create a long-term vision for the Prairie View area," Village President Beverly Sussman said in an announcement of the open house. "Citizen engagement is a very important part of this process."

The village's goal is to generate a community-driven vision and plan that will guide the future of the area surrounding the station, located near Half Day and Prairie roads. The plan is expected to be complete by spring/summer 2019.

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