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Elmhurst Open House List for Dec. 3 and 4

by Thomas Makinney

We're hosting two open houses this weekend!

Come visit us!


249 N Geneva Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00


874 S Chatham Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 

370 E Marion St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$359,900

770 N Howard Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$379,000

923 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$389,000

950 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$405,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

798 N Michigan St

Elmhurst

12/03/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$579,000

374 N Oaklawn Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$599,000

143 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

504 S York St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,900

500 S York St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

506 S York St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

460 W Third St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$729,900

111 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

771 S Colfax Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$795,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

2:00 – 4:00 PM

$979,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/03/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/03/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/03/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,178,000

610 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,225,000

249 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

2:00 – 4:00 PM

$1,290,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,385,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

12/03/2016

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$1,385,000

718 S Euclid Ave

Elmhurst

12/04/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,549,000

District 205 celebrates our community

by Thomas Makinney


Recognizing that the past year, and particularly the recent election season, has been particularly contentious and stressful, District 205 is working to help students recognize and celebrate the kindness and diversity that is the foundation of our community.

Most of us have probably felt at least some of the election’s stress and anger in some aspect of our lives, real and virtual, but students are particularly vulnerable to that tension. Administrators and students at all Elmhurst schools along with community members are working to combat that anxiety with reminders of the compassion that exists on an individual level.

York High School launched a kindness campaign on Twitter (#kindnessmatters) days after the election, encouraging students to commit random acts of kindness and spread the positive feelings that come from helping others. Individuals and student groups worked on creative ways to “pay forward” niceties and thoughtful acts. Last Friday, York students and staff were encouraged to wear purple (the color that results from mixing red and blue, the colors of Republicans and Democrats) to symbolize their unity and respect despite political differences.

All District 205 schools have award-winning Positive Behavior Intervention Support programs, which recognize and celebrate kindness and caring, while also placing value on diversity, acceptance, and respect. Those programs have been brought forward in recent weeks to remind students of our community’s core values.

Hoping to bring the entire community together, a group of parents and community members are organizing a candlelight peace vigil, which is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in Wilder Park.

Community is the fundamental base of what makes Elmhurst such a great place to live. We hope that everyone feels safe and respected here. As we head into the holiday season, let’s work together to build up that sense of acceptance and kindness.

For more information about any of these programs, please call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

District 205 receives top financial grade from Board of Education

by Thomas Makinney

 


Elmhurst School District 205 received a stellar report card from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Each year, the ISBE rates school districts in terms of their fiscal health. District 205 was put on the “Financial Recognition” list, the report’s highest rating. Subsequent ratings include “Review,” “Early Warning,” and “Watch”

The list takes into account fund balance and expenditure-to-revenue ratio, the days of cash on hand, and the percentage of remaining short- and long-term borrowing ability.

DuPage County has 42 school districts, and of those, 38 were given “Financial Recognition” designation. Bensenville SD2, Cass SD 63, and Hinsdale Township SD86 were given “Review” status while CHSD 99 was placed under “Early Warning.”

Illinois has 857 school districts, and 568 (66%) received the “Financial Recognition” designation, marking them as fiscally sound. Only 32 (4%) were put under “Financial Watch.”

The report noted that many schools are continuing to break even or are spending more than they are realizing in revenue. Many districts are increasingly borrowing and accruing long-term debt in order to sustain daily operations.

Illinois public school districts issued $307.2 million in long-term debt in fiscal year 2015 versus $356.5 million in fiscal year 2014. In 2015, 499 (58%) spent more money than they took in, borrowing or using taxpayer-provided reserves to cover the deficit.

To view the report, visit http://www.isbe.net/sfms/p/profile.htm. District 205 has also posted the State Report Card for the district, including information on each school, at http://www.elmhurst205.org/State_RCards.

To learn more about Elmhurst’s schools and what makes Elmhurst such a strong community, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or contact us through our website, www.gmregroup.com.

 

Elmhurst Open House List for Nov. 19-20

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at one of our FIVE Open Houses this weekend!


300 N Maple Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

 

651 S Edgewood Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m.

 

265 W Adams St., Elmhurst

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

 

874 S Chatham Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

 

249 N Geneva Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m.

136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$269,500

134 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$349,900

852 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$375,000

923 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$389,000

855 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 4:00 PM

$399,800

275 3rd St

Elmhurst

11/19/2016

2:00- 4:00 PM

$404,000

489 E South St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 4:00 PM

$429,000

300 N Maple Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$450,000

651 S Edgewood Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

2:00- 4:00 PM

$450,000

265 W Adams St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$500,000

834 S Washington St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$529,000

504 S York St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$689,900

500 S York St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$719,900

506 S York St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$719,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

11/19/2016

1:00- 4:00 PM

$729,900

111 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$749,900

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$949,900

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

1:00- 3:00 PM

$979,000

249 N Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

11/20/2016

2:00- 4:00 PM

$1,290,000

Simple ways to make a difference this season

by Thomas Makinney

 

Do you need to remind yourself, and your family, what this holiday season is all about? Think outside the (gift) box and give something – time, gifts, food, donations – to people in our local, and worldwide, community.

You, your kids, your family will not only remember that the world is a big, beautiful place, but you’ll probably also really enjoy doing it. We’ve rounded up some ideas for you to get started.

Operation Christmas Child

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Operation Christmas Child delivers shoeboxes filled with gifts to kids around the world. This program offers a great opportunity to not only help someone else but to connect to people around the world, at least in spirit. Families can pack as many shoeboxes as they would like; ideas for filling them can be found on their website.

In Elmhurst, shoeboxes can be dropped off at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 142 E. Third St. Drop off between Nov. 14 and Nov. 21, and please include $7 per shoebox for shipping.

Feed My Starving Children

https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer-info

Get the family together, immediate and extended, and spend time working together, assembly-line style, to pack nutritious meal packs that are sent to more than 70 countries.  When you’re finished, you’ll learn how many meals you have packed, and how many kids will be fed from that.

There are locations in Aurora and Schaumburg, and during the holidays pop up locations have been added in Downers Grove, Lemont, Naperville and West Chicago.

Meals on Wheels Holiday Card Drive

http://www.mealsonwheelschicago.org/site/epage/139082_732.htm

Families can make homemade cards (or purchase one) for delivery to a senior with few family members or friends in the area. Cards should be non-denominational, and personal touches are appreciated. 

Cards can be dropped off or mailed to Meals On Wheels, 1111 N. Wells St., Suite 307, Chicago, IL 60610). Deadline is Friday, Dec. 16.

Pet-centric Holiday Giving

If you or your kids love furry friends, check out the wish lists of local humane societies and rescue organizations. Many of them are particularly in need of items during the holidays. Kids can consider hosting a holiday party and asking for donations from each guest.

Donation ideas include: kitty litter, dog and cat food, bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, copy paper, and postage stamps.

Hinsdale Humane Society: https://www.hinsdalehumanesociety.org/help/wish-list

West Suburban Humane Society: http://www.wshs-dg.org/get-involved/donate

For a list of rescue organizations for specific breeds, check out:

http://westsuburbandog.com/community-resources/breed-specific-rescues/

Adopt a Family:

For families experiencing difficult times, such as homelessness, hunger, or financial difficulties, the holidays are particularly difficult. Many local organizations have organized a way for their clients to receive gifts, and for them to give a gift to their children.

Hesed House

www.hesedhouse.org

Located in Aurora, Hesed House is the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois. Their website has posted a holiday wish list: http://www.hesedhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/Wish-List1.pdf  for people who wish to help make the holidays a little brighter for their clients. Or families can put together a Hesed Home Starter Kit (a package of household items given to someone starting completely over.)

People’s Resource Center

www.peoplesrc.org

Helps more than 9,000 DuPage County families with food, clothing, rent assistance and offers resources such as literacy classes, job assistance and computer training, among others.

Their “Share the Spirit” holiday program (http://www.peoplesrc.org/holiday) asks people to donate an unwrapped gift for a child. Volunteers staff a “store” where parents can come and pick out gifts for their children. In addition to toys, all children also receive books, hats, and mittens.

Family Shelter Service

www.familyshelterservice.org

Family Shelter Service provides housing for women and children impacted by domestic violence. They hold a Holiday Shop (http://www.familyshelterservice.org/get-involved/holiday-shoppe), which allows their clients to shop for free for their families in a welcoming and safe environment. They’re asking for donations of educational toys and games, Legos, blocks, arts and crafts, sports equipment, dolls, and more. They are always in need of grocery and big box gift cards.

Bridge Communities

www.bridgecommunities.org

Bridge Communities is an organization that serves homeless families in DuPage County by working to help them transition to self-sufficiency. They provide housing, mentoring, and supportive services.

Their Adopt a Family holiday program (https://www.bridgecommunities.org/Support-us/Adopt-a-family.html) allows families in need to purchase their own gifts. They ask for gift cards or monetary donations. $25 buys a new toy for a homeless child, $50 buys boots, hat, gloves, and scarf, $100 provides extra food needed for families during the holiday break.

Gas cards and grocery cards are also needed. For kids or families with large coin collections, they are always looking for change to be used for laundry services (a typical family in transition spends $40 a month on laundry.)

Looking for ways to extend your giving throughout the year? Two organizations will help match you with a nonprofit that needs your help:

Giving DuPage

www.givingdupage.org

A clearinghouse that matches local organizations that need volunteers, donations or advocacy work with people who want to help.

Volunteer Match

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

Will help potential volunteers get in touch with a nonprofit in need of help. 

All-inclusive playground opens at Butterfield Park

by Thomas Makinney

Elmhurst residents' dream of a Playground for Everyone became a reality last week when park district officials reopened Butterfield Park and unveiled their new all-accessible playground.

The vision for the playground was one of inclusivity, something that kids with and without disabilities could enjoy. Developers wanted a place where children of all abilities could play together, benefitting from the interaction and fostering friendship and interaction.

Visitors will still find slides and swings and climbing structures, but with some tweaks. In addition to being barrier-free (and thus wheelchair accessible,) the playground includes more ground-level play structures and offers state-of-the art play features for motor coordination disorders (such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.) There are quiet spaces for children with sensory disorders and auditory features for the visual or hearing impaired.

Each year the park district renovates and updates one of its 18 playgrounds. In 2015, when Butterfield was chosen as the next to be updated, community members came up with the idea for an inclusive playground.

The entire community came together to make this project a reality. The additional $250,000 needed for this project was raised by Special Kids Day and the People for Elmhurst Parks Foundation, as well as an online campaign, a fundraiser, corporate donors, and individual donors.

Butterfield Park is the only fully inclusive playground in Elmhurst and one of the very few in DuPage County.

We’re proud to work in a place that places such value on enriching the lives of all of its residents. If you want to learn about more remarkable benefits of living in Elmhurst, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or contact us through our website, www.gmregroup.com

Elmhurst Open House List for Nov. 12-13

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at one of our FOUR open houses this weekend!

300 N Highland Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

565 W. Comstock Ave, Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

5473 Bending Oaks Place, Downers Grove

Sunday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

662 S. Hawthorne Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

300 N Highland Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$379,999

305 E Yorfield Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$381,000

646 W Armitage Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$399,000

855 S Spring Rd

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$399,900

307 E Butterfield Rd

Elmhurst

11/12/2016

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

$427,000

847 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$453,900

112 W St Charles Rd

Elmhurst

11/12/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$479,900

175 N Berteau Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$515,000

129 N Pine St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$539,000

390 W Utley Rd

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$575,000

565 W Comstock Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$639,900

5473 Bending Oaks Pl

Downers Grove

11/13/2016

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

$650,000

504 S York St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,900

500 S York St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

506 S York St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

111 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

460 W Third St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

685 S Parkside Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

894 S Poplar Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$869,900

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$873,000

444 N Walnut St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$939,000

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$949,900

662 S Hawthorne Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$995,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$1,025,000

169 S Grace Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$1,025,000

340 W Winthrop Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,044,000

221 E Madison St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,150,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

12:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,239,000

236 E South St

Elmhurst

11/13/2016

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

$1,499,000

DuPage County Rated Healthiest in Illinois

by Thomas Makinney


If you’ve ever wanted to live in one of the healthiest parts of the country, congratulations, Elmhurst is your place!

Adobo.com recently crunched the numbers to find the best counties in every state that rank highest for an active lifestyle. And – good news!—DuPage County was rated top in the entire state of Illinois.

Ratings were calculated by gathering the scores for each county in two categories: opportunity and culture. The opportunity score was determined by a county’s access to exercise opportunities (parks and recreational facilities, such as gyms, pools and community centers) as well as access to food (the number of grocery stores and access to healthy food.) The culture score looked at rates of physical inactivity, excessive drinking, smoking, and obesity, with the assumption that healthy people tend to inspire others to live similarly.

DuPage County scored 92.3, one of the highest in the country and THE highest in the state. (Lake County came in second with 90.3 and Cook County was third with 90.2.) The study also noted that DuPage has the lowest rate of smokers not only in Illinois, but also in the country, just 11.6%.

The healthiest state was New Jersey, which scored 86.4, and Fairfax County, Virginia (in suburban Washington D.C.) was dubbed the healthiest county, with a score of 95. Mississippi ranked as the least healthy state. Illinois landed in the middle of the rankings, with a score of 67.8.

DuPage is considered the second healthiest county in the Midwest, bested only to Wabash County, Minnesota near the Mayo Clinic. But DuPage handily beat other top counties in the Midwest, including counties in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

We’re thrilled, but not surprised, that DuPage is rated so highly for access to healthy living. Elmhurst has fitness and yoga boutiques opening up their doors practically every day. And our abundance of parks, recreation areas, biking trails, healthy grocery stores, and nearby nature preserves (to say nothing of our award-winning school system, hospital, and park district) make our city a vibrant place to live.

To find out more about the rankings, visit https://www.abodo.com/blog/cardio-across-the-country. To find out more about the many healthy opportunities in Elmhurst, call us at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com.

Elmhurst Open House List for Nov. 5-6

by Thomas Makinney

Come visit us at one of our open houses this weekend!

470 N Elm Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.


874 S. Chatham Ave.

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


234 E. Wilson St., Elmhurst

Sunday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

249 Geneva

249 N Geneva Ave., Elmhurst

Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


136 E Crestview Ave

Elmhurst

     11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$274,900

914 S Cadwell Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$336,000

102 N Du Page Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$369,900

852 S Cedar Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$375,000

805 S Berkley Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$389,900

275 3rd St

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00AM - 1:00 PM

$412,900

489 E South St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$429,000

458 N Addison Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$469,000

789 S Fairfield Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$499,000

281 Lawndale Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

402 S Fairview Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$549,900

425 W Dorchester Pl

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$589,000

349 S Arlington Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$639,900

504 S York St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$689,900

500 S York St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

506 S York St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$719,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$729,900

557 N Myrtle Ave

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

1:00 - 4:00 PM

$729,900

556 S Sunnyside Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$739,900

111 W Seminole Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$749,900

470 N Elm Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$850,000

417 E Huntington Ln

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$873,000

178 E South St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$899,900

576 S Saylor Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$949,900

915 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$960,000

915 S Cambridge Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$960,000

874 S Chatham Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM

$979,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

104 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,039,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

116 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,049,000

234 E Wilson St

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

1:00 - 3:00 PM

$1,099,000

164 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,119,000

109 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,178,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

12:00 - 4:00 PM

$1,239,000

260 E Elmhurst Ave

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

12:00 - 4:00 PM

$1,239,000

249 N. Geneva Ave

Elmhurst

11/06/2016

2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

$1,290,000

160 Joanne Way

Elmhurst

11/05/2016

11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

$1,385,000

 

City to discuss storm water projects and new developments

by Thomas Makinney

You’ve probably noticed the flurry of activity going on in Elmhurst lately. New restaurants, new businesses, new homes, and new developments keep popping up.

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes as well, underground and inside city offices. With that in mind, the city is holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thur., Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library. Aldermen will be offering updates on ongoing projects and explaining upcoming plans and developments.

Stormwater System and Flooding Updates

The city has been working to control the few remaining flooding problem areas. Six stormwater detention projects are underway, with the Walnut-Myrtle-Evergreen in the final phase. That project involved the construction of a series of storm sewer pipes running to the Elmhurst Quarry, providing relief to the area adjacent to the quarry.

Other projects in construction include flood storage areas throughout the city, including York Commons Park (Crescent/Cambridge), York/I-290, the Yorkfield Subdivision (Harrison St.), and Madison Early Childhood Education Center.

Completed stormwater projects include Webster Ave (St. Charles Rd and Fair Ave.) and the York and Palmer Underground Stormwater Detention Project.

Several conceptual flooding retention projects are in various stages of committee action, including plans at Bryan Middle School, Jackson School, and York High School (College View).

Downtown Elmhurst

New developments and improvements show no signs of slowing down. The city gave zoning approval for a six-story mixed-use complex at 100 N. Addison, the northwest corner of Addison and First St. The Opus Development Corp. will build 160 rental apartments with parking and retail at street level.

Chicago-based Fitness Formula Clubs plans to begin construction in early spring on a high-end fitness center along Addison St, down the block from the Opus development.

The train station redevelopment is in a temporary holding status until early 2017 when the city will seek federal funding to support improvements to the station, including capacity, aesthetics, accessibility, and traffic flow.

We encourage residents and non-residents alike to attend the Nov. 17 Town Hall Meeting to get more information about these and other topics. The ability to meet with elected officials and discuss their plans and proposals is another reason that Elmhurst is such a great place to live.

To learn more, feel free to reach out to us by calling (630) 441-5570 or contacting us via our website, www.gmregroup.com.   

 

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