- Editor's note: This story ran as a preview to Monday night's City Council meeting. We'll have an update on Tuesday.
There are two items on Monday night's City Council agenda worthy of note: the budget, and Mike Donahue's presentation on the Settler's Hill "end use" plan.
The budget, of course, is of immediate interest and impact. But perhaps the more intriguing of the two in the long haul is the possiblity of what might be at Settler's Hill Landfill.
The agenda packet doesn't include a lot of information except for a map. The map, however, includes some interesting footnotes. For example:
- An executive golf course
- Mountain biking course
- Ravinia-style concert and events center
- Potential restaurant site
- First Tee Center complex
- Driving range
- Potential hotel
- Potential medical and rehabilitation center
- Small events stage (near Fifth Third Bank Ballpark)
- Fishing pond
- Overlook observatory
- Hilltop endurance trail
- Sled hills
- Cross country course
The Ravinia-style concert area would be on existing Fabyan Forrest Preserve property across the street from the Fabyan windmill. The footprint of the plan extends all the way to the intersection of Route 25 and Fabyan Parkway.
There's a lot more, of course, but we'll have to wait until after the council meeting to share.
Meanwhile, a PDF of the plan is attached here. Look for a City Council quick story on the budget later tonight (Monday, April 16) and additional stories to come.