Village and Prairie Glen developer compromise

By on October 15, 2010

by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Oct. 5 amended the agreement between the village and the Prairie Glen developer, The Windham Group Inc.

Under the amendment, which village officials called a compromise, the developer will be required to apply the final surface to Prairie Glen subdivision streets. In turn, the village will extend the development agreement to a new 20-year period, dependent upon the completion of the street improvements in 2010.

“We wanted to get some critical infrastructure in on a final lift on Municipal Drive, and we’ll take over the (subdivision’s) streets once the developer finishes it,” Village President Sean Michels said. “(The developer) is asking for some concessions from the village, and we’re asking for some things from them.”

The developer’s requests, which the amended agreement accommodates, include requiring future lot owners and homebuilders to make right-of-way improvements to sidewalks and parkway landscaping, and removing the south/southwest bike path loop (with installation in a future unit).

The amended agreement also vacated the 13-lot Unit 2 area from the Prairie Glen development plat; Windham currently has no plans to develop Unit 2 and has not installed any improvements in it.

“All in all, it’s just a big compromise to get Municipal Drive fixed up,” Michels said.

The developer already has completed underground improvements to the subdivision.