This Tuesday Council will contemplate approving a resolution opposing a development in the unincorporated west side of Downers Grove, specifically the proposal to turn two homes into 24 town homes. This spot zoning breaker is brought to us by politically connected DuPage County Republican Patricia Trowbridge and clan, and amounts to a brazen attempt to jam high density multifamily dwellings into a low density single family neighborhood.
UPDATE: The County ZBA will forward a decision on November 6 to the full County Board.
County Zoning Petition #Z08-083 Trowbridge (2508-2520 College Road) Belmont Park Townhomes proposal can be found here. County seems predisposed to allow this to be slammed in. The problem? Doesn’t fit the area, and is plainly another county connected pol trying to cash in. Woodridge is already on record in writing opposing the development, and this is DG’s chance to go on record also opposing a bad plan in a wrong place.
Yet another attempt to break the zoning, as the very nice town homes facing Maple did a couple years ago. DG Community Development looked at the project and recommends opposing the project by approving the resolution of opposition. By placing it on the consent agenda it is voted on with several other items at the same time. If it remains on the consent agenda, it should pass.
If there’s no specific comment by council members, that will be too bad. With an election in six months it would be instructive to see what the thoughts are of all council members on a project such as this, and what council’s thoughts are on zoning, and development in general.
And then there’s Fairview Village, another attempt to breach single family zoning with high density condos.