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File #: 18-522    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/12/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action: 7/17/2018
Title: Receive the staff report for McDowell Point (PZC 18-1-019) located at the southwest corner of Diehl Road and Raymond Drive (Item 1 of 3).
Attachments: 1. Executed Petition for Development Approval, 2. Location Map, 3. 5-16-18 PZC Minutes, 4. School Letter of Support, 5. 5.16.18 Public Comment, 6. Site Plan, 7. Building Elevations, 8. Landscape Plan, 9. McDowell Point Parking Analysis, 10. Open Space Exhibit - Exterior, 11. Open Space Exhibit - Interior, 12. PUD Plat
Related files: 18-408, 18-410, 18-411, 18-523, 18-524
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Receive the staff report for McDowell Point (PZC 18-1-019) located at the southwest corner of Diehl Road and Raymond Drive (Item 1 of 3).
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Sara Kopinski, AICP

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this matter on May 16, 2018 and voted to recommend approval of the request (Approved 8-0). Staff concurs.

BACKGROUND:
The subject property consists of 8.26 acres of vacant and undeveloped land at the southwest corner of Diehl Road and Raymond Drive. In 2000, Ordinance 00-018 rezoned the property to ORI (Office, Research & Light Industry District), and development of an office building was anticipated on the site. In the years that followed, there were preliminary discussions regarding office development, but none of these plans came to fruition. The site has remained undeveloped and no new proposals for office development have come forth. At this time, the petitioner proposes rezoning the subject property from ORI to OCI (Office, Commercial and Institutional District); and, developing an age-restricted, multi-family building that contains 174 dwelling units.

The subject property is bordered by Diehl Road and Tellabs (zoned ORI) to the north and west, the DuPage County Forest Preserve (Unincorporated) to the east, and Tabor Hills Senior Living Campus (zoned OCI PUD) to the south. The property functions as a transitional piece of land between intensive business uses along Interstate 88 (I-88), and residential uses to the south.

The Northwest Sector Plan (1996) identifies the future land use of the property as "Commercial". The proposed OCI zoning designation is compatible with this designation, though the overall development concept differs from what was previously planned for. Despite this difference, staff finds the current proposal to be a good complement to surrounding land uses and development tre...

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