The property at 825 N. Main Street was purchased by the Village in early 2011. The site is located at the northern gateway to the Village in the heart of the historic Stacy’s Corners area. It was previously occupied by a Marathon gas station. The Village has been working to prepare the site for redevelopment and the building, pavement, canopy structure and underground tanks have all been removed. An environmental remediation plan for the property was submitted to and approved by the Illinois EPA. The remediation is now underway. The actual remediation will involve the implementation of a number of institutional controls, or agreements, that will advise construction workers of the contamination, limit the types of development on the property and prohibit future water wells in the vicinity, among other things. The cleanup is being paid for by federal funds. The ultimate goal is for the Village to receive a “no further remediation” letter from the Illinois EPA.
In the spring of 2011, the Village hired PPK Architects to develop concept plans showing how the property could potentially be redeveloped. Plans were prepared showing various options for different site and building layouts. A link to these plans and the accompanying staff memo to the Plan Commission are provided below. The plans were shared with the Plan Commission and were all based on potential commercial redevelopment of the site. The plans were flexible and intended to offer a variety of building footprints and accommodate either single or multiple users. The Village Board plans to discuss the process for the marketing and sale of the property by the end of the year after which it is anticipated that a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be prepared.
The redevelopment of this prominent corner property will set a precedent for future development at the intersection. Therefore, any proposed plans will be closely reviewed and it is anticipated that design guidelines will be prepared to give potential developers an idea of the architectural style and site design elements the Village desires in order to maintain and enhance the historic character of this area. The Village currently remains open to considering a variety of site plans and users, including both single building and multiple building commercial options. Among other things, the Comprehensive Plan recommends that the area “should be revitalized as a neighborhood service area, a showcase for local history, and an attractive gateway to the Glen Ellyn community.” and that the site is a “suitable location for convenience retail, service or office uses.”
The property is comprised of three lots totaling 1.35 acres. The western two lots are zoned C2 Community Commercial district and the eastern lot is zoned R2 Residential district. It is anticipated that the eastern lot will be rezoned C2 as part of any redevelopment. There is a steep slope on the east end of the property. A map showing the location of the site and including basic property information is attached. The map identifies the location of the property at 825 N. Main Street as well as the property to the south at 817 N. Main Street. It is the Village’s hope that a developer will be able to successfully purchase and redevelop both sites.
Additional information, including a copy of the RFP, will be posted on this website as it becomes available. Questions related to the sale of the property should be directed to Planning and Development Director Staci Hulseberg at 630-547-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the RFP, please contact Barbara Utterback at 630-547-5241 or email@example.com.