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Village Board Takes Closer Look at Deerbrook

Cilento Photography gets approval.

A discussion of the was postponed at Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting to give the parties more time to work on the details of the transaction.

In other business, final approval was given to Cilento Photography to open its studio in Deerfield as well as the .

The Board also began a public hearing to increase the number of licenses in the Village for taxi cabs upping the total number from 72 to 85. The hearing will be completed at the Trustees August 6 meeting.

When it comes to the Deerbrook renovation project, the Board wants to take a closer look at all possibilities before it goes ahead with possible sales tax concessions to property owners Gateway Fairview.

“The long term health of the mall is of interest to us all,” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said. “We’re still negotiating with the owners of Deerbrook to come up with the best possible plan. We’re not going to put a date on it,” she added about the next time the project will be on the agenda. She hopes it will be at one of the August meetings.

After months of discussions and hearings, the four-way stop sign will be installed this week at the intersection of Robert York and Osterman Avenues. The Board approved the ordinance, 4-2, with Trustees William Seiden, Robert Benton, Mary Oppenheim and Barbara Struthers in favor. Alan Farkas and Thomas Jester voted no.

In a unanimous vote, the Board cleared all remaining hurdles for Cilento Photography to open its studio in Deerfield Square by approving a special use permit. .

Patch will have a more detailed story Wednesday about the hearing on additional taxis for the Village.

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RB July 17, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Good for delay of Deerbrook deal, I hope the board is serious about getting and not giving. The stop sign Is a bad deal, not necessary. There is a lot of Red Tape to try to open business in Deerfield. The various forms and meetings and approvals associated with opening a portrait studio absurd.

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