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Has a traffic analysis been performed to identify the impact of increased traffic from the proposed development?

Yes, a traffic impact study was conducted with conservative estimates based in part on higher traffic counts on Main Street because of ongoing construction projects on Park Boulevard and Taylor Street this past summer. It is expected that the traffic generated by the development will be low, with approximately 38 vehicles entering the site and 31 vehicles leaving the site during the busiest traffic hour of the day. The Village’s traffic consultant agrees with the findings of the traffic impact study submitted by the developer’s consultant. The findings show that the existing roadway network is adequate to accommodate the additional traffic expected to be generated by the development. While delays would continue to be experienced when gates are down for train activity, vehicular traffic delays at intersections are projected to increase by only a few seconds following the completion of the development.

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1. Where is the Apex 400 project located?
2. What do the long range Village plans show as an appropriate use of this site?
3. How long has this site been vacant?
4. What are the current commercial vacancy percentages in the downtown?
5. What type of public outreach was conducted surrounding this project?
6. What does the residential component of the project entail?
7. Is there a need for this type of housing in the Village?
8. Has the Village rejected previous development proposals for the site?
9. What is the commercial component of this development?
10. Will the Village lose any parking as a result of this project?
11. How long will the parking structure at this location be under construction?
12. Is the Village selling the Main Street parking lot land to the developer?
13. How will the public be able to access the first floor public parking?
14. Why is the Village not requesting additional public parking to be provided?
15. Has a traffic analysis been performed to identify the impact of increased traffic from the proposed development?
16. Were the traffic studies conducted on atypical days when some schools had not yet begun?
17. How is the building height in comparison to others in the downtown?
18. Are the number of zoning requests for this project typical?
19. Is the size of the building appropriate for the site?
20. Does the building meet the Village’s Appearance Guidelines?
21. Will sunlight be diminished on the street as a result of the development?
22. Will the project result in the loss of commercial square footage in the downtown?
23. How much is the Developer expecting to invest and what is the financial impact to the Village of Glen Ellyn?
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