Developer working on stormwater concerns from Palatine home proposal

  • A developer is expected to return before the Palatine village council next month to further address concerns about a proposed four-home subdivision on this site in the 800 block of Hillside Street creating stormwater drainage problems in the area. The site is southwest of Palatine and Quentin roads.

      A developer is expected to return before the Palatine village council next month to further address concerns about a proposed four-home subdivision on this site in the 800 block of Hillside Street creating stormwater drainage problems in the area. The site is southwest of Palatine and Quentin roads. Bob Susnjara | Staff Photographer

 
 

A developer is expected to return before the Palatine village council next month to further address concerns about a proposed four-home subdivision creating stormwater drainage problems in the area.

KF Walter Homes Inc. of Palatine wants to construct four single-family homes on the 800 block of Hillside Street southwest of Quentin and Palatine roads. Gregory Rose Jr., owner and president of KF Walter, said the houses would be 2,900 to 3,200 square feet on two residential lots totaling roughly 1 acre.

Rose agreed to the Palatine village council's request this week to consider decreasing the amount of land that would be covered by the homes, driveways, patios and other elements of the project to prevent creating stormwater drainage problems in the area. KF Walter's proposal is to return to the council Nov. 5.

"I don't want to have problems as well," Rose said.

Councilmen delayed a decision on the KF Walter plan the first time Sept. 10 after directing the developer to conduct more review in the wake of resident concerns about how stormwater would be handled at the four-home subdivision.

KF Walter returned this week with a plan that included installation of a pipe to direct water from its property to a storm sewer. The developer also is willing to have a sanitary sewer line extended to its land from Hillside Street and Quentin Road.

However, councilmen Brad Helms and Tim Millar questioned the latest stormwater plan. Millar, who represents council District 1 where the homes are proposed, said he doesn't want water flow from the property causing problems for current residents and leading the village to spend money to fix it.

"Adding more water to the (sewer) system faster, I don't think is going to be a good solution," Helms said.

In August, the advisory plan commission endorsed the four houses, but the members also suggested that KF Walter's stormwater engineering should be revised.

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