Are all historic districts at risk to appease/please the whims of greedy developers? If the R-5 zoning on South Home Avenue is voided, what confidence will residents have regarding other zoning restrictions in our village statutes?
Zoning rules were created to address multiple issues: personal safety, garbage and pollution control, parking restrictions, preservation of historic districts, noise annoyances, neighborhood cohesion, and more. How will this proposed building enhance anything but the developers’ bottom line?
When the village board votes on this issue, we should know exactly who voted for or against this request and why.