Developer that once sued Palatine wants to buy village land

  • The rendering gives a bird's eye view of the acre of village-owned land behind the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 1980 N. Rand Road that Up Development, which recently sued Palatine, wants to buy.

    The rendering gives a bird's eye view of the acre of village-owned land behind the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 1980 N. Rand Road that Up Development, which recently sued Palatine, wants to buy. Rendering courtesy of Village of Palatine

  • These trees behind the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 1980 N. Rand Road in Palatine are on the acre of village-owned land that Up Development, which recently sued Palatine, hopes to purchase.

      These trees behind the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 1980 N. Rand Road in Palatine are on the acre of village-owned land that Up Development, which recently sued Palatine, hopes to purchase. Doug T. Graham | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 9/22/2015 10:53 AM

Up Development, the company that sued Palatine after its plan to build a housing development for people with disabilities was rejected by the village council in 2013, now hopes to buy some village-owned land.

The village council Monday night unanimously approved a plan to allow the village to negotiate and sell a 1-acre plot located behind the Firestone Complete Auto Care at 1980 N. Rand Road and the Tore & Luke's restaurant at 1960 N. Rand Road.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"It's still a long road ahead of us just to negotiate a contract," Village Manager Reid Ottesen said after the meeting.

In 2013, the council rejected the Chicago-based company's plan to build a 33-unit building with an on-site social service staff for tenants at 345 N. Eric Drive. Up Development's subsequent lawsuit was dismissed by a Cook County judge in July.

A representative from Up Development could not be immediately reached for comment on the new venture late Monday night.

Up Development's plan for the property has not yet been made public. Ottesen said the plan would have to be approved by the council.

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