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DraftCIP2021

The Village's draft Capital Improvement Plan for fiscal year 2022 is now available. (This document was updated on April 20, 2021 to correct minor errors.) The Capital Improvement Plan is a component of the Village's annual budget and will be reviewed at the April 12 virtual meeting of the Village Board.

On August 20, 2014 the Joint Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals  (PCZBA) commenced a Public Hearing to consider a petition, filed by The Roanoke Group, LLC (Petitioner), for approval of a preliminary development plan for a Planned Residential Development (PRD) on the approximately 47 acre property located at 136 Green Bay Road. Following a presentation by the Petitioner, and comments/questions from the PCZBA, the Public Hearing was continued to September 17th.  At its meeting on September 17th the PCZBA continued with the public hearing, received additional information from the Petitioner, received public comment, discussed the proposal and recommended the Village Board approve the preliminary development plan with the following conditions: 

  1. The Petitioner investigates modifications to the three detached single-family homes proposed for the area currently occupied by the Carriage House that is of a massing/scale more consistent with the Carriage House;

  2. The Petitioner not deviate from the proposed construction phasing plan which implements the eastern pond and forest management plan and restores the Jensen Lansdcape Plan in Phase I; and 

  3. The PCZBA and Architectural Board of Review conduct a joint workshop/charrette process to review the proposed development before the Final Plan review phase.

On November 10, 2014, following a presentation by the Petitioner as well as extensive deliberation on October 27th, the Village Board passed a resolution conditionally approving the preliminary development plan.   A copy of the resolution is available here.  On November 19, 2014 (at 7:30 pm) the PCZBA and the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) conducted a joint workshop to consider preliminary details regarding floor plans and elevations of the proposed housing product types.  The agenda packet for this meeting is available at: November 19, 2014 Agenda Packet

Village Board: November 10, 2014 Meeting Video

Village Board: October 27, 2014 Meeting Video

It is anticipated the Stonebridge Development will commence with final plan review during the first part of 2015.  This review process will include meetings with the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to review the plans for the Manor House and the Carriage House landmark structures, as well as architectural plan review by the ABR.  The PCZBA will take the recommendations of the HPC and ABR under advisement and conduct a public hearing to consider the final development plan which will result in a recommendation to the Village Board for final action.

Proposed PRD - Preliminary Development Plan

This property is commonly known as the Stonebridge Planned Residential Development. The preliminary development plan, that would ultimately amend the Stonebridge PRD Plan to allow the following:

  • a total of 98 residential units, including with 94 detached single-family residences, 2 existing detached single-family residences and 2 existing attached single-family residences;
  • restoration and preservation of the existing Manor House as a community clubhouse with limited public access;
  • demolition of the existing Carriage House;
  • various landscape features, parks and bicycle and pedestrian trails;
  • on-street traffic circulation and access to home site with a two-way loop road (Jensen Road) as it currently exists, "Street A" and "Street B" that serve the "Pocket Neighborhood" and minor street "Street C" serving Lots 40 to 53; 
  • on-street parking spaces (not required) added at select locations along one side of Jensen Lane for residents and visitors, as well as the required minimum of two off-street parking spaces per unit is provided; and
  • a stormwater management plan with three detention basins. 

PRD Application Process - Preliminary Plan

Consideration of a PRD is a two-step process that includes separate public hearings and Village Board consideration for: i) a preliminary development; and ii) a final development plan, which would go before the PCZBA at a new public hearing if the preliminary development plan is approved by the Village Board. 

It is anticipated that most or all of the August 20, 2014 portion of the Public Hearing will consist of the Petitioner’s initial presentation, and that the PCZBA will then continue the Public Hearing to a subsequent date for public comment. You are welcome to appear at the Public Hearing beginning at the time and place specified above.  A copy of the application seeking this action and additional information will be available for inspection on or after the Friday before the scheduled meeting date at the front counter in the Lake Bluff Village Hall (40 East Center Avenue).  

Stay Informed

As the Stonebridge Development moves through the Village's development review process, residents are encouraged to stay informed of upcoming meeting dates by visiting the Events Calendar and the Meeting Agenda pages.  Also, the public may send comments to Village Hall (40 E. Center Avenue) or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions regarding the preliminary development plan, please contact Drew Irvin at 847-234-0774.

Public Notice

Public Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions contained in Title 10 of the Municipal Code of the Village of Lake Bluff, being the Zoning Regulations of the Village of Lake Bluff, and the Statutes of the State of Illinois, that the Joint Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Lake Bluff will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Village Hall, 40 E. Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, Illinois to consider a petition filed by The Roanoke Group (Petitioner) for approval of a preliminary development plan for a Planned Residential Development at 136 Green Bay Road.  Any person desiring to be heard or desiring to present any evidence or testimony relating to said matter should appear at the time and place above specified.  A copy of the petition will be available for inspection the Friday prior to the meeting at the front counter of the Village Hall, 40 East Center Avenue, Lake Bluff, Illinois.

September 17, 2014 PCZBA Meeting Materials

September 17, 2014 PCZBA Meeting Video

September 17, 2014 PCZBA Packet

August 20, 2014 PCZBA Meeting Materials

August 20, 2014 PCZBA Meeting Video 

PCZBA Staff Report Dated August 15, 2014

Attachment A: Stonebridge Development Dimensioned Site Plan as Authorized Pursuant to Ordinance #2006-28

Attachment B: Stonebridge Exhibits

Exhibit: 1.0 Application  2.0 Narrative  2.1 Concept Plan  3.0 Zoning Standards

Exhibit: 4.1 Legal Description  4.2 Plat of Survey  4.3 Ownership Information

Exhibit: 4.4 Site Plan  4.5 Schematic Drawings  4.6 Construction Sequence

Exhibit: 4.7 Maintenance of Common Space and Governance Structure 

Exhibit: 5.1 Conceptual Landscape Plan  5.2 Conceptual Manor House Plan

Exhibit: 5.3 Site Restoration  5.4 KMA Fiscal Impact Study

Exhibit: 5.5 KLOA Parking and Circulation Memo  5.6 KLOA Traffic Study

Exhibit: 5.7 Stakeholder Testimony

Attachment B.1: Stonebridge Key Design Principles and Features

Attachment B.1: Continued

Attachment C: Stonebridge PRD Amendment Process Flow Chart

Attachment D: Village Consultant Baxter & Woodman, Inc. Traffic Study Review

Attachment E: Memorandum from Village Consultant SB Friedman and Co. Regarding the Stonebridge Development Fiscal Impact Analysis

Attachment F: Section 10-5J of the Zoning Code Outlining the PRD Regulations

Attachment G: Procedures for Public Hearing on Preliminary Stonebridge PRD Plan

Attachment H: November 28, 2012 PCZBA Meeting Minutes

Attachment I: Comprehensive Plan Land Use & Development Areas Objectives/Policies

Public Correspondence Received as of October 22, 2014

 

The Village's 2020 Water Quality Report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.

If you would like a paper copy mailed to your home, contact Village Hall by calling (847) 234-0774.

On the Bluff is a publication of the Village of Lake Bluff, the Lake Bluff Park District, and Lake Bluff School District 65 as part of ongoing efforts to cooperate, provide mutual support, and share services to increase efficiencies for our shared taxpayers. Please let us know what you think, and what you’d like to read about. Email or call any of the contacts listed inside.

Call United Meters, Inc. at (877) 533-8964 to schedule your appointment today.

Introduction

As part of the Village’s efforts to conserve more water, we are replacing (almost) every water meter between now and May 2020. These replacements will eliminate water meters that have lived their useful life and replace them with new water meters that are all-electronic, have no moving parts, and come with modern features that reduce water loss and the costs of operating our water system.

Some fast facts:

  • The Installer. The Village has hired an experienced plumbing company, United Meters, Inc., to install your new meter. Each licensed plumber has been screened by the Lake Bluff Police Department and will carry identification.
  • The Plan. United Meters will replace over 2,000 meters in the next four months:
    • Addresses east of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in January and February.
    • Addresses west of Sheridan Road will be scheduled in March and April.
  • What You Need To Do. It’s easy. You will need to schedule a personal appointment with United Meters. Someone at least 18 years old will have to provide access to your home. You will need to provide clear space around your water meter for us to work.
  • Your Easy Appointment. Most appointments will take less than half an hour. Your water will be shut off while the meter is replaced. Your new meter is provided at no charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID Revised Slide

On March 18, Governor Pritzker announced revisions to the Restore Illinois plan that lay out the State's roadmap to lift most COVID-19 safety restrictions based on vaccination rates. The revised plan calls for:

  • Phase 4: Some increased capacity limits effective immediately (mostly for outdoor activities).
  • Bridge: After 70% of residents aged 65 and older have been received their first dose of the vaccine, capacity limits are further increased in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Phase 5: After 50% of residents aged 16 and older have received their first dose of the vaccine, capacity limits are lifted. Wearing a mask in public and other measures will remain in effect.

The above steps include monitoring periods based on COVID-19 health metrics such as new cases and hospitalization.

At this time, our area (Region 9 - Lake and McHenry County) is under Phase 4 of Restore Illinois COVID-19 Mitigations as of February 3,  2021. While there have been improvements, COVID-19 is still being actively transmitted in our area. We need to continue to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and working towards full vaccination of our community as eligibility expands.

In order to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 throughout Illinois, the State has created a five-phase Restore Illinois Plan as well as a three-tier Resurgence Mitigation Plan. Together, these frameworks are applied regionally and affect how businesses, education, and recreational activities can take place throughout Illinois. The severity of mitigations varies as our region sees better or worse rates of COVID-19 test positivity; hospital ICU bed availability; and COVID-19 related hospital admissions. 

For more information about COVID-19 progress: