Village Center Development Commission August 16, 2010 Page 3 of 4 Ms. Zobus made a motion to accept the proposed plan with the exception of putting in ground cover as an alternative to turf. Mr. Kaufmann seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following vote: AYES: Adler, Kaufmann, Reed, Shaw, Zobus, Garfield (6) NAYS: None (0) Ch. Garfield suggested the Commission briefly discuss the proposed revised striping plan, Option E. This plan reflects the VCDC’s recommendation. Option E shows that the nine parallel parking spaces along the landscape buffer have been removed; it shows a single unit delivery truck in the parking lot; and it shows that the aisle widths have been decreased slightly. He believes the truck issues will work themselves out. Mr. Street said the recent trucks that have made deliveries to the businesses on Waukegan Road have been smaller trucks. Mr. Street said he spoke with Kevin, who understands the situation, and Kevin has requested smaller delivery trucks. Ch. Garfield hopes the property owners will have a spirit of cooperation with the deliveries. Mr. Adler questioned the existing barrier along the east side of the Village lot. Mr. Street said he hopes to open up pedestrian access in that area. Mr. Adler believes people would be able to walk to the businesses if the barrier is removed. Ms. Reed stated that the Village is going through great lengths to renovate the parking lot to benefit the retailers. In doing so, the Village is taking on the burden of dealing with the delivery people as well. She does not believe this should be a Village issue; rather, it should be on the commercial owners. Ms. Reed does not believe trucks belong in the Village owned parking lot. Ch. Garfield stated that the turning radiuses coming from Deerfield Road will create a problem if the large trucks are utilized. Mr. Ryckaert said the drawing shows that the path of a 62 foot wheelbase truck does intrude into opposing lanes of traffic. Items from the Commission Ms. Reed stated that Grill Fest would be held on Saturday at the Farmer’s Market. Ch. Garfield asked if there were any plans to fix the Blue Star Memorial on Deerfield Road. Mr. Ryckaert said staff has asked for a proposal from Rosborough Partners to improve the aesthetics in this area. Ms. Reed noted the trash container at Walgreens is overflowing. Mr. Ryckaert said Walgreens has previously indicated in an email that this issue would be addressed. Ms. Zobus stated the plantings at Bank One are not aesthetically pleasing. She asked if the Village could contact them again. Mr. Ryckaert said staff has been in contact with the bank representative about the corner park and the rear parking lot regarding enhancing and maintaining the landscaping on the bank property. Ch. Garfield said he knows someone at the bank who might be able to help.
Village Center Development Commission APPROVED Meeting Minutes August 4, 2010 A meeting of the Village Center Development Commission was held on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the DeerfieldVillage Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, Illinois. Chairman Garfield called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Present were: Alan Garfield, Chairman Oscar Adler Doug Banzuly Gary Cooper Ernst Kaufmann Joan Reed Janice Shaw Jannes Zobus Absent was: Garo Emerzian Also Present: Kent Street, Village Manager Kathleen Von Ohlen, Associate Planner Jeri Cotton, Secretary Document Approval: Mr. Adler made a motion to approve the minutes from the July 7, 2010 Village Center Development Commission. Ms. Reed seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Business: 1. Request for approval of a Special Use to allow changes to the Village owned public parking lots at 750, 758 and 800 Deerfield Road for restriping and landscaping Village Manager Kent Street explained that the issues pertaining to the Special Use include safety, truck access, auto access and striping. He explained that the VCDC requested that additional landscaping be installed along Deerfield Road to screen the parking lot. Tim Doron, Director of Transportation Planning with Gewalt Hamilton Associates, has been asked to incorporate ideas from the Village Staff, resident Larry Dondanville and the Commission.