One of the area's most ambitious development projects in decades could come to a vote as soon as March 18.
That's when the Elburn Village Board is expected to decide the fate of Kent Shodeen's Elburn Station development, which would bring a mind-boggling 2,215 new residences, a pedestrian bridge and commercial and industrial buildings, according to a report in the Daily Herald.
Elburn has a population of about 5,600, according to BestPlaces.net.
The plan also calls for the extension of Anderson Road, and that work along with the proposed pedestrian crossing over the train tracks is being funded by a federal grant—and the grant is one of the linchpins of the project.
Media articles did not name exact figures, but the Kane County Chronicle reports "millions in federal funds tied to that project have created urgency for the project."
Kane County Board member Drew Frasz, who attended the Feb. 25 Elburn Village Board meeting, told the Chronicle that the funding easily would hold on for a matter of weeks. “We just can’t live with months,” he said.
If the Village Board gives its approval, construction probably would not begin until improvements are made to Anderson Road.
The Elburn Village Board has seven members, and the agreement needs five to pass, the Daily Herald said.