Elmhurst committee signals support for Redeemer Lutheran parking plan

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:11:29 AM. Three aldermen on the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee urged Monday that officials of Redeemer Lutheran Church and its neighbors seek a compromise over a divisive plan by the church to sell six residential lots.
Three aldermen on the Development, Planning and Zoning Committee urged Monday that officials of Redeemer Lutheran Church and its neighbors seek a compromise over a divisive plan by the church to sell six residential lots. Neighbors of the church fear traffic congestion and parking problems if the church replaces a large parking lot as part of the plan with a smaller lot at the northeast corner of St. Charles Road and Kenilworth Avenue. The city's Zoning Commission  in September, but the city's Development, Planning and Zoning Committee is now reviewing that decision. Aldermen on the committee were supportive of the church, but agreed to defer final conclusions to their next meeting on Nov. 27. "I feel the church has the right to sell its property," said Michael Honquest, the committee chairman. "From my perspective, this should go forward." The  on church-owned land east and north of its Redeemer Center building, between Kenilworth and Arlington avenues. Church officials said the estimated proceeds of $2.4 million were needed to pay for an already-approved $3 million project to install an elevator and four handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the church to improve access for older less-mobile members. To make the plan work, the church applied for conditional use permission for its reduced/revised parking plan. The application included requests for zoning variations for the parking changes and for rear yard setbacks on the proposed new lots. The church also applied for...Read more
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