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Village Board to Discuss New Downtown Park, Medical Building, Heritage Quarries

The Village of Lemont will hold a committee of the whole meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Village Hall, 418 Main St.

Village trustees will discuss a new downtown interpretive park, Heritage Quarry recreation and the Old Quarry Professional Building during their monthly committee of the whole meeting Monday night.

The Lemont Junior Woman's Club recently approached village officials about creating an interactive park in the downtown area that would incorporate the town's wildlife, geography and history.

Plans for the park—which would be located near Safety Village, 55 Stephen St.—will be discussed by the village Monday night.

During the meeting, trustees will also discuss a proposal by Dr. Umana Patel, owner of the Old Quarry Professional Building at 15884 W. 127th St. Patel is requesting approval for a medical office development consisting of two buildings—one of which would be a three-story, 32,000-square-foot facility.

According to the agenda packet, neighbors of the property have expressed concerns over the proposed building height, the light that would be visible from the building at night and the potential noise of the rooftop mechanical units.

Despite the concerns, the village's planning and zoning commission was generally supportive of the proposal when it was reviewed in May.

Also on the agenda Monday night is a discussion on recreation in the Heritage Quarries.

The committee of the whole meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at , 418 Main St. For more information, visit www.lemont.il.us.

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Carla Vasile June 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I don't think doing something like the Promenade is necessary. We just need a make-over that's all...a little TLC showered upon the downtown area. A sort of scaled down version of Naperville's boardwalk. Festivals and events besides Keepataw and Heritage, Halloween Ho-Down and St. Pat's would be nice, too. And above all...PR is needed when there IS something going on. We have such a lovely sweet town...we don't have to add to it and have more places sitting open. We have to enhance what is already there.
Kerry June 19, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I agree ,Carla
Shelley Taylor June 20, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Just to clarify, the proposed park would be incorporated with the quarries. It would be at the trailhead entrance, right next to Safety Village, another Lemont Junior Woman's Club project. Shelley Taylor, LJWC
Pam Small June 20, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Full disclosure? Where is your property?
Edward Andrysiak June 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Pam Small...six ac in center of Great lakes Quarry, look at the Heritage Quarries Recreation Area brochure which has a plot map in it and shows the private property cross hatched out in red.

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