POLL: Downtown Buffalo Grove: Yay or Nay?
Does Buffalo Grove need a downtown?
A developer’s proposal to build a downtown near the center of the village sparked strong emotions over the summer, ranging from excitement to high concern.
The plan calls for the construction of commercial buildings, homes, parks and other public gathering spaces on 65 acres that are now home to Buffalo Grove’s municipal campus and the Buffalo Grove Golf Course.
“If this can come to fruition, I think this is a fabulous opportunity for the community,” Trustee Jeff Berman said, after hearing developer Charles Malk outline his proposal in August.
Not everyone is as optimistic.
In early October, concerned residents formed “Save Buffalo Grove,” a grassroots group that is protesting the plan and considering pursuing the recall of some elected officials.
Citizens have engaged in debate over the topic on Patch stories, where they’ve posted hundreds of comments expressing their diverging opinions.
What do you think about the proposal? Take our poll, or join the conversation by posting a comment or creating a post in Local Voices.