Planning Commission recommends approval of Route 30 building expansion

By on April 8, 2011

by Keith Beebe
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Planning Commission at its special meeting on March 30 reviewed two items that were continued from the Planning Commission’s meeting agenda on March 16, including a request for variances regarding the expansion of Scot Industries’ location on Route 30.

According to Village Planner Mike Ferencak, the variances requested by Scot Industries are related to the company’s plan to expand its current building, located at 1961 W. US Highway 30, by about 90,000 square feet, which would increase the total size of the building to 230,000 square feet.

Scot Industries’ request for 11 variances was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission with a vote of 5-0. The matter was then presented before the Village Board at its regular board/Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday evening.

A document from Ferencak and Community Development Director Rich Young states that the Planning Commission’s draft conditions for the expansion include the building’s setback along Dugan Road being revised 40 feet, as well as screening for all rooftop, ground-based and wall-mounted vents, HVAC equipment and meters.

The document also states that Scot Industries’ plan for expansion is due to the additional growth the company has been experiencing.

The other item on the Planning Commission’s agenda was the village’s request for a zoning text amendment, which was again continued—this time to the Planning Commission’s meeting on April 20, when village staff will present a draft ordinance for review.