On Tuesday September 10, 2019 the Village of Downers Grove took up a First Read of a proposed Redevelopment Agreement with Downers Grove Township to apply Ogden Avenue TIF dollars to the proposed facility project the Township has been working towards for the last three years. This agreement will help offset costs for compensatory stormwater storage and sidewalk safety construction related to our Township Center project. We’ve been working on this project for several years, and the proposed RDA is a key support allowing us to move forward. The actual vote is next week on September 17, and we hope for approval at that meeting.

The Village management prepared information for the Council, and the link to that is here: http://www.downers.us/public/docs/agendas/2019/09-10-19/ORD%202019-8295%20-%20Downers%20Grove%20Township%20Redevelopment%20Agreement%20-%209-10-2019_14691.pdf
Township Supervisor Thoman, as well as Township elected officials and staff attended the meeting.

Supervisor Mark Thoman

Said Supervisor Mark Thoman ” I was appreciative of Mayor Barnett taking time from his busy schedule to visit and see what we’re planning and why, and he even made suggestions how to make the building more future-proof. From the very positive responses we’ve had, we hope for approval at the September 17 Village Council meeting.
“At that time we’ll begin rolling out plans and detailed descriptions of the work to be done. We already have a ton of planning information on our transparency page, and you can follow how the project began and evolved to its present form, with all the steps we’ve taken so far, in the Documents Section of our Transparency Pages.”

Supervisor Thoman’s complete Village Council meeting comments are on the meeting video, with the agenda item beginning at the 1:01:36 mark of the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msCXYVMZpKg

 

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