Roselle approves plan for 64-unit townhouse development
Roselle trustees have approved a proposal to build dozens of new townhouses on the village's northwest side.
Lexington Homes is planning to construct an 11-building, 64-unit townhouse development on 34 acres along Rodenburg Road, south of the railroad tracks. Last week, the village board unanimously agreed to rezone the land and grant special-use permits for the project.
Mayor David Pileski said the new subdivision, dubbed Timberleaf, will be ideal for young professionals with families.
"We're always happy to and excited to see developments like this and evaluate them on their merits," Pileski said Thursday. "We always look for developments that help the community."
Pileski said Lexington needs to get permission to use village utilities, including water and sewer service. A decision on that request is expected to be made by July.
Lexington is a developer that specializes in building single-family homes and townhouses. The company has several projects in the area, including townhouses in Warrenville, single-family homes in Glenview, and townhouses in Arlington Heights.
In 2018, the Roselle village board gave Lexington preliminary approval to build an 11-lot, single-family home subdivision on the property along Rodenburg. But that approval expired because a final plan was not submitted.
Several residents told the village board last week that they were concerned about traffic on Rodenburg and potential flooding because there are wetlands on the property.
Village Planner Caron Bricks on Thursday said Lexington plans to build the townhouses around the wetland area and take steps to alleviate flooding.
Roselle's housing expansion is not limited to Lexington. Earlier this year, the village board approved the Metro 19 Apartment complex. It will be adjacent to the Metra Station and include a five-story, 293-unit apartment building with a parking garage.