Chicago Cheat Sheet: Developer suing village over outlet mall, ex-Bear Lance Brigg’s homes sell in foreclosure…& more

A joint venture seeking to redevelop the outlet mall said the city is stalling the project

Jul.July 29, 2019 05:00 PM
From left: Huntley Mayor Charles Sass, Prime Group CEO Michael Reschke and the project site (Credit: Google Maps)

From left: Huntley Mayor Charles Sass, Prime Group CEO Michael Reschke and the project site (Credit: Google Maps)

Suburban outmall mall redevelopment heads to court
A joint venture that is working to redevelop the site of a former outlet mall is taking the village of Huntley to court. The venture, comprising The Capital Companies, the Prime Group and Craig Realty Group, is seeking to rezone the property to allow for office and industrial uses with plans to build three speculative warehouses on the site. Huntley trustees rejected the plan, saying it won’t generate enough jobs or tax revenue. The developer trio wants the court to overrule the zoning order. [Daily Herald]

Former Chicago Bear Lance Briggs’ foreclosed homes sell at auction
Retired Bears great Lance Briggs’ has seen two of his former suburban homes sell at foreclosure auction. Briggs lost a 5,000-square-foot mansion in Northfield and a condo in Northbrook to foreclosure in recent years, after being unable to sell the homes and pay off his mortgages. In both cases, his lenders bought the homes at auction but are still losing money on the loans. [Chicago Tribune]

Church settles longtime zoning spat with city of Markham
The city of Markham will pay $225,000 to the Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, settling a six-year-long dispute over the zoning for the church. Markham officials said the church was illegally operating out of a home, and it denied a permit for the church to operate in the residential area. The church sued, and in January a federal judge reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the city, causing the two sides to reach a settlement. [Daily Southtown]

Historic Hoffman Estates farmhouse demolished
After failing to secure a redevelopment plan, a 119-year-old farmhouse in Hoffman Estates was razed Monday. Village officials had spent years seeking a developer to rehab the home, but a project never materialized. The fate of the farmhouse site, which sits next to a new subdivision built by M/I Homes, has yet to be determined. [Daily Herald]

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