When the Village Board of Trustees considers a special use permit for a proposed Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at Cadwell Corners at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Village Hall, it can expect to her objections from people who live in the area.
Members of the adjoining Deer Run housing development have been vocal in their protests during a pair of Plan Commission hearings August 8 and 22. The Commission voted 7-0 to recommend the project move forward despite the criticism.
In its report to the Village, the Commission found the new market congruent with the neighborhood and an appropriate use. Deer Run Homeowners Association President Jeff Bizar disagrees.
“There is nothing more intrusive in the neighborhood than a grocery store,” Bizar said. “A grocery store will be way more intrusive than a Walgreens,” he added referring to a Plan Commission rejection of a similar permit for a Walgreens store in 2004.
Among other things Bizar is concerned about are large refrigeration trucks arriving in the wee hour of the morning and making noise to wake the residents. The Plan Commission remedied that situation by limiting delivery times between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Early arrivals must remain in front of the store until 8 a.m.
Other restrictions include hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and limiting the trash compactor to use to 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. There are other concerns with the handling of garbage.
“There will be a 30-yard garbage container and they’ll only get rid of the garbage once a week,” Bizar said. “The animals will get into it.”
Traffic is another worry as 1,400 cars will be added to the area near the intersection of Waukegan and Lake Cook Roads. “People in the neighborhood don’t turn left between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or between 4 and 6 p.m. already,” Bizar said.
The Trustees and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal will sort it out Monday. Bizar and his group will have an opportunity to speak as well as anyone else who wants to add their voice.
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