Plans for a which will include repositioning of some of the stores will be proposed to the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees at its June 18 meeting.
“They’re still crossing some t’s and dotting some i’s,” said of the proposal by shopping center owner Gateway Fairview. She announced at Monday’s Village Board meeting the discussion would be postponed from Monday to June 18.
The proposal will give all businesses an outdoor entrance and eliminate the indoor mall portion of the development, according to a proposal submitted to the Village. Patch will have a more detailed story about the project Wednesday.
In other action, the Board accelerated and approved on Waukegan Road just north of Lake Cook Road and the Essence Pilates Studio which will be located in the American Legion Hall.
The special use for Essence Pilates will enable to move toward her target opening date of August 1.
McDonald’s plans to start work very soon to remodel its long time Deerfield restaurant which includes adding two drive through lanes and direct access to Lake Cook Road, according to attorney Hal Frank. Frank was present at the meeting representing the company. “We plan to start work immediately and be done by the end of the year,” he said.
Trustee Barbara Struthers expressed concern about people making left turns out of the Lake Cook Road exit. Village Manager Kent Street said his staff would look at the issue. Frank agreed to cooperate.
“We’ll review it and make some recommendations,” Street said. Struthers wants to make sure all safety concerns are covered. She wants to consider limiting left turns onto Lake Cook Road at certain times of the day. Street promised a specific study of possible signage.