Wilmette Proposes Settlement to Purchase Green Bay Property for $3.675M

The village board will vote Tuesday night on buying the property.

The Village of Wilmette could settle its lawsuit with Wilmette Village Center LLC regarding a dispute over developing a 611 Green Bay Road property by purchasing the site for $3.675 million, according to a press release. The village board will vote on the potential buy Tuesday night.

Mitch Miller, Wilmette Village Center LLC's owner, sued the Village in 2009 because officials had "declined to grant a special use for a drive-through for a proposed single-story, stand-alone CVS drug store," according to a press release. Miller has owned the property, previously a Ford dealership, since 2005, Wilmette Life reports.

“The Village would welcome CVS as an important retail anchor, and still will, but on this site the Village Board determined that the special use conditions weren’t satisfied," Village President Chris Canning said in the press release.

“The future economic vitality of Wilmette’s Village Center depends on bringing mixed use residential and commercial development, which brings people closer to commuter rail transit and supports downtown businesses," Canning added.

The potential settlement would clear both parties of being liable.

Stay tuned for more coverage of the potential settlement on Patch.


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