Joliet council OKs new subdivision
By Tony Graf email@example.com July 17, 2012 10:32PM
Updated: August 19, 2012 6:30AM
JOLIET — Raynor Park Homes, which is being called Joliet’s first residential subdivision in five years, was approved by the city council on Monday.
In July 2006, the city approved plans for the subdivision. Plans included 19 buildable single-family lots on 3.8 acres at the former Raynor Park School site, northwest of Hosmer Street and Curtis Avenue.
The economic winds changed in 2006 and 2007. The country entered a recession in the latter part of the last decade, and the economy remains weak in the new decade.
Now, there is a new owner and developer of the Raynor Park site, Anthony Perino of Brookmere Development LLC.
The new developer wants to build homes ranging in size from 1,200 square feet to 1,670 square feet, according to a city memo. The homes would include ranches, raised ranches and two-story models.
The developer would like the flexibility to add new models in the future that are reasonably consistent with the proposed models, subject to staff review only, the memo said.
“There was a request originally for a waiver of an impact fee. That request has been withdrawn by the developer,” City Manager Thomas Thanas said at Monday’s council meeting.
The petitioner intends to pay the fee, which will be around $4,000 per house, Thanas said in the memo.
Connection fees for sewer and water service and school-site contribution fees will be paid, he said in the memo.
The land use committee and plan commission both voted to recommend the project. On Monday, the council approved the plans unanimously.