Barrington 'Golden Triangle' plan nears final approval

This story has been updated to correct an earlier version which misstated what action the village board took on the proposal.

A proposal for a mixed-use development in downtown Barrington's 6.2-acre "Golden Triangle" area is nearing its final test.

Barrington village board members this week received the recommendations of the plan and architectural review commissions regarding the development at 200-300 N. Hough St.

The next step is for the board to approve the proposal for a four-story building on the former Market Center and Volvo dealership property. The building will contain 125 residential units and 12,000 square feet of commercial restaurant/retail space. The proposal also calls for 37 "car condominiums."

Developer and Barrington resident Joe Taylor said he plans to operate a full-service restaurant on the property that will not replicate what already exists in downtown Barrington.

Village officials said the project fulfills several key objectives for Barrington, including bringing new, modern and larger restaurant concepts to the village.

Another advantage is there will be no drive-throughs, which village officials said is not an appropriate use for the location.

What Barrington might do with its 'Golden Triangle'

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