Village Center Development Commission July 7, 2010 Page 4 of 5 Ch. Garfield stated that the commission is very interested in adding a landscape buffer along Deerfield Road. Ms. Zobus believes that a professional should also work on the landscaping, as the commission should not make planting selections. Ms. Shaw does not know if professionals should be brought in to work on a temporary parking lot and she is concerned about the costs. Ch. Garfield believes the commission should work toward a solution that will be appropriate for the next three to five years. Ms. Zobus does not believe the commission should worry about the number of parking spaces. Ch. Garfield noted that the temporary plan should not cause easements to be granted that could tie the Village’s hands in the future. Ch. Garfield noted the plan needs to go before the Plan Commission for a public hearing, as there are a number of changes being made to the property. Store Vacancies Mr. Ryckaert noted the vacancy rate in Deerfield is not alarming. Deerfield is much better off than some communities. Mr. Ryckaert said he sees a busy and active Village Center. Outside the Village Center, another furniture store (Honquist Furniture Outlet) is looking to occupy the former Rec Room Furniture space in Cadwells Corners. Street Signs Ch. Garfield asked whether Deerfield and Waukegan Roads would get the illuminated street signs similar to the signs installed at Wilmot Road and Castlewood Lane. He suggested the major intersection should have those signs as they are visually appealing. Annual Village Center Walk The Commissioners decided to discuss this at the August meeting. Flower Pots Ch. Garfield inquired about the flower pots. Mr. Ryckaert explained that letters went out in May explaining the offering of a flower pot by the Village’s landscaper, Moore Landscaping. He noted Running Away ordered flower pots which are in place at the corner ofDeerfield Road and Waukegan Road, both Shell and Shopper’s Court ordered flowers for their existing planters. In addition to a letter to Deerfield Centre, staff also called Deerfield Centre about participating in the flower pot offering and they have indicated it will be considered next year as they do not have money in their budget this year. The VCDC would like more participation next year in the flower pot offering in order to add more color and beauty to the Village Center.
Village Center Development Commission APPROVED Meeting Minutes June 2, 2010 A meeting of the Village Center Development Commission was held on Wednesday, June 2, 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 Gary Cooper Ernst Kaufmann Janice Shaw Absent were: Doug Banzuly Garo Emerzian Joan Reed Jannes Zobus Also Present: Jeff Ryckaert, Village Planner Jeri Cotton, Secretary Document Approval: Mr. Cooper made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 5, 2010 Village Center Development Commission. Mr. Adler seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Business 1. Request for approval of a Special Use to permit the establishment of an optometrist office at 720 Waukegan Road (Visionworks Eye Care Center and CRM Properties) James Fehrer, Territory Director, Eye Care Centers of America and Chris Siavelis from CRM Properties Group representing Deerfield Square were present. Mr. Siavelis asked for a favorable recommendation for an optometrist office at the rear of the store representing 900 square feet in area out of the 3,500 square foot tenant space. Vision Works would occupy the space formerly occupied by Children’s Place. Mr. Siavelis said it is typical for an eyeglass store such a Pearle Vision to have an optometrist office on site. Mr. Siavelis indicated that KLOA conducted a parking study of the parking lots at Deerfield Square and found they were not near capacity and they were at a parking