Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The current property owner says the now dismissed lawsuit delayed the sale of the land, but that it should be concluded in March.
A controversial hotel in west Wilmette will likely break ground this spring the current property owner said in an article in TribLocal. The Village Board approved the six-story, 130 room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, 3201 Old Glenview Road, in April despite objections from neighbors. Wilmette residents who oppose the development say it does not match the character of the existing neighborhood and could affect property values. A neighbor of the project filed a lawsuit in May to stop the project, but the suit was dismissed in November. However, Scott Gendell, president of Terraco, which owns the property, told TribLocal that the suit delayed the purchase of the property by White Lodging Services Corp. Gendell said the sale should close in…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A neighbor of the Residence Inn by Marriott is seeking an injunction against the project, which is scheduled to break ground this summer.
A neighbor of a planned Marriott hotel in Wilmette filed a lawsuit May 30, claiming the project was inappropriately approved, according to TribLocal. In April, the Village Board approved the six-story, 130 room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel, 3201 Old Glenview Road, despite objections from neighbors. Wilmette residents who oppose the development say it does not match the character of the existing neighborhood and could affect property values. Wilmette resident Larry Rogers alleges in the lawsuit that the village did not comply with procedures or local ordinances regarding the planned unit development process, TribLocal reported. For the full story, visit: Triblocal.com/Wilmette-Kenilworth Several residents also raised this point during …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Residents of Lockerbie Lane and Old Glenview Road handed out information about the proposed hotel and encouraged residents to attend the April 10 Village Board meeting.
Monday, March 12, 2012
The commission voted that the development had met conditions set in September, but expressed reservations about the project.
At the beginning of Wednesday’s Plan Commission meeting, Wilmette Community Development Director John Adler noted that the only thing up for discussion was whether or not White Lodging had met the requirements set by the Village Board in September that would allow the Marriott Residence Inn project to move forward. The Village Board had already decided the proposed hotel construction was worth pursuing, so the project’s merits were no longer up for debate. It was a fact that multiple members of the commission bemoaned as residents of Old Glenview Road and Lockerbie Lane continued to voice their opposition to having a six-story hotel built near their homes. “My personal opinion is that this is not a good project,” said Commissioner Michael …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The proposed six-story hotel will be discussed at Tuesday's Wilmette Plan Commission meeting.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The following letter to the editor was submitted by Larry Rogers, on behalf of residents of Lockerbie Lane and Old Glenview Road, in response to Wilmette village staff's report to the Plan Commission. Earlier: Letter to the Editor: Marriott Will Bring in Hotel Taxes, But Cost Residents We have reviewed the staff report and must respond to the numerous material inaccuracies, omissions and unsupported conclusions set forth therein In short, the Staff Report: A. Fails to cite all ordinances applicable to the planned unit development. B. Fails to identify the property included in the Application. C. States that applicant’s proffered trivial changes have a meaningful bearing or effect on the residents’ total opposition to the PUD. D. …