Village Center Development Commission APPROVED Meeting Minutes July 7, 2010 A meeting of the Village Center Development Commission was held on Wednesday, July 7, 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 Ernst Kaufmann Janice Shaw Jannes Zobus Absent were: Gary Cooper Garo Emerzian Joan Reed Also Present: Jeff Ryckaert, Village Planner Jeri Cotton, Secretary Document Approval: Mr. Adler made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 2, 2010 Village Center Development Commission. Mr. Kaufmann seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Business: 1. Request for approval of a Special Use for Rosebud Market Restaurant – 560 Waukegan Road (formerly Baker’s Square). Nancy Krause, Executive Administrator for Rosebud Restaurants, Julie Workman with Knauer Incorporated, and Michael Nortman with Crossroads Development Partners were present. Ms. Krause explained they are opening a new concept called Rosebud Market and Pizzeria. The menu for the Deerfield restaurant will be different, but will have the Rosebud standards as well. They will also have pizza, which is new for their business. Take out will be available as well as a sit-down area. They propose having a liquor license and will have delivery. The market will enable their guests to purchase pre-packaged products.
Village Center Development Commission July 7, 2010 Page 3 of 5 Zobus asked if the restaurant would look to the community to hire employees. Ms. Krause explained they would try to hire from the community if they could find people that would meet their service expectations. Ch. Garfield asked if this concept would be duplicated in other locations. Ms. Krause explained they have not discussed it, but if it is successful, it would be duplicated. Ms. Workman explained on the interior there would be new floors, furniture, ceilings and fixtures. Ch. Garfield asked if there would be a bar for waiting. Mr. Nortman explained they were planning to have a stand-up bar with limited service, not a seated bar. He noted that if the community wants something different, they would try to make adjustments. Mr. Adler asked if the restaurant marketing would change for this restaurant. Ms. Krause explained they do very little marketing, and she believes the name will bring people into the restaurant. Ms. Shaw asked if the petitioner’s business has been affected by the recession. Ms. Krause explained it was affected somewhat, but is back to normal at this point. Mr. Nortman asked the commissioners to voice their opinions about the lighting. Mr. Ryckaert explained that the Appearance Review Commission reviewed the plans at their preliminary meeting in June and were not in favor of exposed marquee lighting bulbs on the building but the Appearance Review Commission was open to accent lighting if it were to be concealed on the building. Mr. Nortman noted that Rosebud Restaurants are aesthetically pleasing. The Commissioners reviewed the plans and believe the lighting is appropriate as presented with the 5 watt bulbs. Mr. Banzuly made a motion to endorse the plan for Rosebud Market and Pizzeria as presented including the marquee lighting as presented with five watt bulbs. Mr. Kaufmann seconded the motion. The motion passed with the following vote: AYES: Adler, Banzuly, Kaufmann, Shaw, Zobus, Garfield (6) NAYS: None (0) 2. Village Center Update Village Owned Parking Lots along Deerfield Road Mr. Ryckaert explained the Village owned property along Deerfield Road will be discussed by the VCDC at their August 4 meeting. Both temporary clean-up plans are attached to the June 6/21/10 Board of Trustees report which was provided to the VCDC in their distribution. The VCDC comments have favored the angled parking plan which is the plan developed by Mr. Dondanville. Mr. Ryckaert asked for some input about the necessity of retaining traffic and landscape consultants. Ch. Garfield explained the improvements will be temporary and he would like something done that would take care of the safety, parking concerns and trucks, but that is not expensive and not permanent. He noted that the proper decision would be to bring in a traffic engineer to determine what is safe, as it is not appropriate for the commission to make that designation.