Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Members of the citizens group have expressed concerns about the proposal and say they are considering taking steps to recall some elected officials.
Buffalo Grove residents who are concerned about the proposed downtown development have established an opposition group called Save Buffalo Grove and say they are prepared to circulate petitions to recall some Village Board members who have expressed early support for the proposal. “We have been very alarmed by some comments from the Village of Buffalo Grove about the development plan,” Dan Peterson, one of the group’s organizers, said in a statement released Oct. 2 to Patch. “In particular, one trustee said he ‘started to drool’ when seeing the concept, while others were already talking about ‘moving in’ or ‘shopping’ at the development. These kinds of comments are premature, at best.” “The Buffalo Grove community is being blindsided by …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Dozens of residents gathered Monday night to talk with Buffalo Grove Village President Jeff Braiman, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and State Rep. Sid Mathias (R-53rd).
The proposed downtown Buffalo Grove was the focus of the conversation at a Town Hall meeting hosted Monday night by three elected officials who live in the village. Village President Jeff Braiman, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and State Rep. Sid Mathias delivered updates from their respective offices and fielded questions from the crowd. Of the 50 or so citizens who gathered in the Vernon Township Community Services building, 13 had the chance to ask questions about matters facing the community. Six of those questions pertained to a developer’s proposal to convert the Buffalo Grove Golf Club and municipal campus into a downtown featuring stores, homes, parks and entertainment venues. Citizens asked Braiman questions and voiced …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Have a question about the proposal to build a downtown Buffalo Grove? The village has provided answers to frequently asked questions.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Village of Buffalo Grove has released answers to a slew of frequently asked questions.
If questions popped into your mind when you heard about a developer's proposal to convert the Buffalo Grove Golf Course and municipal campus into a downtown, it seems you weren't alone. Earlier: Developer Proposes a Downtown Buffalo Grove The Village of Buffalo Grove has posted a list of frequently asked questions — and their answers — on its website. Questions include: The complete list of questions and answers are attached to this story, and are posted on the village's website, which includes additional information about the downtown proposal.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Early plans call for a downtown district featuring stores, offices, entertainment and homes to be built on the Buffalo Grove golf course and other village-owned property.
More retail options, homes and entertainment could come to Buffalo Grove under a proposal from a developer to construct a downtown in the village. Developer Charles Malk presented plans Monday night to convert the Buffalo Grove Golf Course property into a hub for residents to shop, live, work and play. His conceptual plan, which includes an anchor retailer, restaurants, park space and a lake, was met with mostly excitement and some questions from village officials. “I’m happy and thrilled to see the concept,” Village President Jeff Braiman said, adding that the plan “could alter the fabric of the community.” Early drawings of what the downtown could look like show two main streets lined with shops, including a two-story department store. …