Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee may soon have identical neighbor

Gurnee village board will vote on proposed development Monday night

 
 
Updated 4/13/2018 7:39 PM
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  • The Gurnee village board will vote Monday on a new commercial development on a 10,000-square-foot vacant site near Washington Street and Cemetery Road on the village's near-west side.

      The Gurnee village board will vote Monday on a new commercial development on a 10,000-square-foot vacant site near Washington Street and Cemetery Road on the village's near-west side. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Honey Orthodontics at Washington Street and Cemetery Road in Gurnee may soon have a new, identical neighbor.

      Honey Orthodontics at Washington Street and Cemetery Road in Gurnee may soon have a new, identical neighbor. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • A sign for new commercial space stands next to the foundation of a proposed building in Gurnee.

      A sign for new commercial space stands next to the foundation of a proposed building in Gurnee. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Patients at Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee may think they are seeing double later this year.

The village will vote Monday on a proposal to construct an identical building next door to the one that houses the Honey Orthodontics office at 6071 Washington St. near Cemetery Road.

The project is proposed by Dan Riedel of American Tradesmen, who also developed the orthodontics building. David L. Ziegler, the village's director of community development and assistant village administrator, said no tenants are currently part of the proposal and the structure is being built speculatively.

The proposal calls for 7,200 square feet of office space, the same as at Honey Orthodontics, and for the two buildings to share a parking lot. The new building would be constructed just west of the first building.

Ziegler said Riedel has owned the property both buildings will sit on for many years. The development was first proposed in 2004 and has been refined over the years.

The first building was constructed in 2015, and Honey Orthodontics opened there in October 2015.

In 2017, the developer began site work for the second building in anticipation of the project's going forward, Ziegler said.

Concrete for the foundation has been poured.

"The contractor wanted to start the work and get the foundation in prior to the winter setting in," Ziegler said.

In front of the foundation is a sign alerting passers-by that commercial space is available.

The village board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Gurnee village hall, 325 O'Plaine Road.

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