Noah Properties has apparently scrapped its plans to build high-end townhomes at the 6033 North Ave., a property currently owned by Oak Park village board Trustee Jim Taglia.
According to a public notice published in Wednesday Journal last week, the developers will be back in front of the Oak Park Plan Commission on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at the Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St.
The developers are hoping the commission will recommend its latest plan, which calls for constructing three apartment complexes totaling 24 units on that land.
Asked about the change in plans on Sept. 23, Taglia declined to comment, saying, “I don’t really want to get involved with it because, as a trustee and as the owner, it’s not appropriate for me to delve into the details.”
Taglia said he plans to recuse himself when the village board, which has final say on the plan, considers the proposal. Earlier this summer, when Noah Properties brought its original proposal before the board, Taglia recused himself from the vote.
Taglia referred questions to David King, the commercial real estate broker who has the listing on the property. Taglia plans to sell the property to Noah Properties if the development wins village approval. Neither King nor representatives from Noah Properties were available for comment.
Although Taglia remained mum about the new plans, he did say that there was nothing unusual about the situation.
“It’s proceeding along a course based upon the village’s requirements,” Taglia said. “I have to be careful about what I say, and I don’t want to influence the process in any way. I have to be very mindful of that and I take it very seriously.”
This story has been changed to clarify how many units the proposed development comprises.