OP plan Commission OKs Roosevelt Rd. townhomes

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The Oak Park Plan Commission voted unanimously last week to grant a developer zoning variances needed to build a three-and-a-half story townhome project at the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Clarence Avenue, Village Planner Craig Failor said.

The development would be built on the site of the now-vacant Williams Awning building, and would include 18 townhomes. The units are on average roughly 2,800 square feet, including a two-car garage, and are expected to cost from $369,000 to $389,000.

Vehicles would enter the development via a driveway on Clarence.

The development, designed by architect John Schiess, required relief from seven zoning allowances, including property line setbacks and lot coverage. The project is planned to be roughly eight feet from the side abutting Roosevelt Road, and 13 feet at the back end. It will occupy 58 percent of the total land plot.

The building did not require variances for height or density.

According to the commission's "findings of fact," no one testified in opposition to the project.

The village board still must approve the commission's recommendation before construction can begin.

?#34;Katharine Grayson

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