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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Village Board Postpones Decision on Civic Center Parking Garage and Pedestrian Access to Main Street

Civic Center Garage

On Monday, January 13, the Village Board voted to postpone the decision on the proposed four-story Civic Center public parking garage and pedestrian access to Main Street. The Board is expected to make a final determination on the project at the next regularly scheduled Village Board meeting on January 27 at 7 p.m. 

Previously, the Village’s Plan Commission held a public hearing in December and voted 5-1 to recommend approval of this project to the Village Board. 

About the Project 

M.A. Mortenson Company, on behalf of the Village of Glen Ellyn, is proposing a four-story public parking garage and other associated public improvements for the properties located at 535 Duane Street and 423 N. Main Street, more commonly known as the Glen Ellyn Civic Center and the Shonkwiler Building, respectively. Part of this proposal includes the demolition of the Shonkwiler building and the residential building to its rear. In the place of this building, a public space to serve as a connection point from Main Street to the public parking garage is proposed.

The proposed public parking garage will contain 277 parking stalls, and an additional 10 parking stalls to the west of the driveway off of Duane Street. A total net gain of 212 additional parking stalls will serve commuters, businesses, residents, visitors and Civic Center employees.

Additional Information 

Plans and documents are available for public viewing at the Community Development Department at the Civic Center during normal office hours. Any questions or comments should be directed to Planner, Katie Ashbaugh at kashbaugh@glenellyn.org.

The full Village Board packet of plans and documents are available for public view on the Village’s website. The agenda packet for the Village Board Meeting on January 27 will be posted to the Village’s website by Friday, January 24.  

The project website offers additional information on the proposed project, can be found here.

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