W. Dundee Randall Road annexation close to reality
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media August 30, 2013 3:34PM
Updated: October 4, 2013 6:12AM
WEST DUNDEE — A goal two decades in the making by the village is on its way to being realized.
Officials are in the process of approving the annexation of the remaining 260 acres of the Galvin Farm property, on the village’s far-western area, which will allow more commercial frontage on Randall Road between Route 72 and Binnie Road.
“It’s a very significant step for the village of West Dundee,” said Village President Chris Nelson.
Village Manager Joseph Cavallaro said the village has had a very cooperative relationship with the Galvin family for a number of years.
“They’ve provided easements to the village at no cost to facilitate utility extensions, and a strip annexation in order to allow for the annexation of the Randall Oaks Golf Club and the Leafs Ice Centre and a number of other properties west of Randall,” he said.
Future plans for the site include a mixed-use development of residential and commercial space.
“Our goal is to see commercially developed properties on Randall that will complement the commercial development we have in town,” Cavallaro said. “We don’t want to compete with Spring Hill Mall.”
While the economy has slowed development on Randall Road, officials are optimistic it will pick up again.
“It’s important to have some ready parcels available so when the economy goes into full gear again, we’ll be prepared,” Nelson said.