New McDonald’s coming to Huntley
By Jeanie Mayer For Sun-Times Media September 6, 2013 10:04AM
Updated: October 9, 2013 7:44PM
HUNTLEY — The village board is gearing up to approve an ordinance for the final planned unit development of a McDonald’s restaurant and drive through at Huntley Grove commercial subdivision near the Walmart on Route 47.
Trustees discussed the flow of traffic around the parking lot and the parking space requirements before agreeing to place the ordinance on the consent agenda for the next board meeting.
In other business, the board heard comments from two residents during the meeting. Jim Useler, who said he represented neighborhood 7 of Del Webb’s Sun City, spoke about the potential traffic build up that may occur on Cold Springs Drive when the village completes the extension of Kreutzer Road west.
Useler requested the board conduct a traffic study from Base Line Road to Del Webb Boulevard as a comparison to Kreutzer Road as it enters the subdivision.
Useler also requested that the board look into sound abatement remedies that will quell noise that comes from the new roadway.
Village Manager David Johnson said the village has plans for building berms and planting trees on the vacant lot near the road.
The board also heard an idea for gathering community interest in the village’s reuse plans for the Sawyer Kelley Mill. Kurt Begalka, administrator of the McHenry County Historical Society and Museum, asked the board to consider adopting the “I Wish This Was” sticker campaign.
Begalka said the village could generate public interest in the adaptive reuse of the Mill if it would consider offering the vinyl stickers to the public to place on the mill indicating what type of business they might want to see relocated there.
“These vinyl stickers get the public involved. The idea is to get a developer to redevelop the property. The program creates a buzz (in the community),” Begalka said.