Proposed apartment site would be Algonquin's largest
Atlantic Residential has proposed a 325-unit rental neighborhood in Algonquin whose initial concept would make it the village's largest residential site to date, village planners said.
Despite positive views on the project's aesthetics and willingness to work with the village's staff, a long discussion at a village board meeting May 17 resulted in a request by village trustees for Atlantic to adjust the plans to decrease the number of units.
"All board members were concerned about different items on the project," Village President Debby Sosine said. "I was concerned with density and architecture. This was a high-level overview of changes we would like them to make."
The only residential site in Algonquin that has a higher density than what Atlantic is proposing is the 220-unit Algonquin Square Apartments off Corporate Parkway, just west of Randall Road, city clerk Michelle Weber said.
The initial proposal by Atlantic calls for 259-unit three-story apartments and 66 rental townhouses at the northeast corner of Randall Road and Longmeadow Parkway. The plans also call for 10,000 square feet of commercial development.
Amenities would be included, including several parks, a clubhouse and a pool.
The developer initially approached the village and has been working with Algonquin planners on the project, said Jason Shallcross, Algonquin community development director.
Atlantic had wanted feedback from the village board before submitting any actual documents for zoning approval, Shallcross said.
"Atlantic has been taking into account adjustments and changes staff has suggested," Sosine said. "They already have come back with a lot of that stuff."
Sosine added that she was impressed with how Atlantic was handling watershed issues around the site.
Shallcross confirmed the developer would be revising its plans to address the comments and concerns.
A date for when those revised plans would come before the planning and zoning committee has not yet been determined, Shallcross said.