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Chicago Cheat Sheet: Unity Temple leaders oppose Golub development … & more

Also, Naperville couple plans extensive restoration of landmark Kenwood mansion
By John O’Brien | December 19, 2018 05:00PM

Unity Temple (Credit: Curbed and iStock)

Golub’s Oak Park plans run afoul of Unity Temple leaders

The board that oversees Oak Park’s Unity Temple said it’s opposed to Golub & Company’s plans for a 28-story, mixed-use development less than a block away from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landmark. The board said the building at 835 Lake Street, which would have 256 residential units, could pose risks to the temple “either physically, aesthetically or experientially.” A Golub executive said the company would work with the community on changes to the project to allay their fears. [Oak Leaves]

Landmark Kenwood mansion in line for restoration

A Naperville couple plans to spend the next 2-1/2 years restoring a Kenwood mansion to its original beauty. Sergio and Frances Salinas bought the 118-year-old landmark on Kenwood Avenue last week. The house has had little updating since at least 1992, when a bank that had foreclosed on prior owners sold it for $80,000. [Crain’s]

John Deere dealer eyes Lisle site for $14M HQ

A John Deere equipment dealer plans a $14 million overhaul of a former car dealership in west suburban Lisle. West Side Tractor Sales Company wants to buy the former dealership at 3300 and 3400 Ogden Avenue and build a new 62,000-square-foot headquarters, dealership and service center. Naperville-based West Side Tractor Sales began in Lisle in 1962. It has 10 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Southern Michigan. [Daily Herald]

Shodeen plans row houses in Geneva

Developer Shodeen wants to expand the Mill Creek subdivision near suburban Geneva by adding 17 new row houses near the Mill Creek Swim Club. Shodeen’s plans for commercial uses on that part of the development never attracted tenants, so it’s now proposing the residential addition. A Kane County Board committee gave the plan initial approval, and the full board is set to vote on it next month. [Daily Herald]

Rush expanding in Oak Brook

Rush is set to open a $65 million outpatient center in Oak Brook. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility at 2011 York Road is a joint venture between the academic health system and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. [Crain’s]