New retail center contingent on water main project

By on February 19, 2010

by Martha Quetsch
MAPLE PARK—The Maples commercial development at Route 38 and County Line Road cannot move forward until the village improves an aging water main, possibly with a county grant.

Bob Browning, of The Maples developer, Integritas Systems, LLC of Yorkville, submitted a proposed development agreement to the village Feb. 8.

“The Maples will have to wait for our answer until the village knows if it will get the grant,” Village President Kathy Curtis said during the Maple Park Committee of the Whole meeting Monday.

In its proposed agreement, Integritas Systems stated it will be responsible for another needed public works improvement project, as village officials previously requested. That project is a sanitary sewer connection, which the company will pay for and install.

The village water main project, on the northeast corridor of the village, is needed to provide the appropriate fire flow requirements from the water tower to The Maples, Curtis said. The improvement is not exclusively for The Maples, however.

“This project needs to be done regardless,” Curtis said. “The infrastructure is old and does not meet today’s size requirements.”

The village is seeking a $300,000 Kane County Community Development Block Grant to help pay for the $400,000 project. The village will likely know by early March whether it will receive the grant, she said.

Integritas Systems first proposed The Maples in November 2009. Plans for the development include small retail businesses, a restaurant and office rental space.