SGVB discusses incoming American Heartland Bank

By on September 5, 2013

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Village Board on Tuesday discussed the new American Heartland Bank that will be located at Route 47 and Wheeler Road. A minor PUD amendment was required since the applicant, American Heartland Bancshares, Inc., did not have the architectural plans available when it was initially approved on Oct. 30, 2012.

James White, the attorney representing American Heartland Bank, presented the architectural plans to the board and specified how they adhered to the suggestions that were previously made.

The board discussed the aesthetics of the building and the continuity that the bank will have with other buildings on Route 47. Many of the board members had positive comments about the new bank.

“I think we will be lucky to have it in town,” village trustee Kevin Geary said.

In addition, a bike path will be located near the bank.

“We’re not sure of the exact location yet,” Community Development Director, Richard Young said.

The only issued raised during the discussion concerned the bank’s outdoor lighting.

“We want to have continuity with the parking lot lights. We need to take a look at what other businesses have in the surrounding area,” Village President Sean Michels said.