Condominium Associations File Lawsuit Against Village of Glenview Over Proposed Project – Chicago Tribune

Glenview is being sued by two condominium associations alleging that the village’s downtown code is unenforceable and that as written would permit the construction of a large apartment building in the 1800 block of Glenview Road next to much smaller condominiums.

The village owns the land at 1850 Glenview Road and is being sued by the Station Place Townhouse and Prairie Street Townhome condominium corporations, their attorney Bill Seitz said. He said that the two condominiums are close to the proposed residential project and if the new building is built, it would have a negative impact on the quality of life of its customers.

He also said the lawsuit against the village argues that the way the new downtown code was recently enacted is not applicable to 1850 Glenview Road because it allows a large building on the site, which is now land. vacant.

He said a 68-unit building with one bedroom and studios could be built ‘within code’ at 1850 Glenview Road, adding to the area’s density, blocking natural light while creating headaches for its customers.

“The village could permit a developer on this land to purchase it and construct a larger building that was permitted, and the plaintiffs argue that under Illinois law this would be to their detriment and violate their rights. due process,” Seitz said.

He said one of the client buildings has 17 units, the other has 6 units, and if a 68-unit building was built nearby it would overshadow them, block light, and cause traffic and parking issues.

“The main thing that would hurt them is the size of the building and the parking lot,” he said.

In a statement, the village said it could not comment on ongoing litigation but was aware of the lawsuits.

“The Village of Glenview has received another complaint filed by attorney Bill Seitz on behalf of the Station Place Townhouse and Prairie Street Townhome condominium corporations,” the village said in a statement. “This is the second lawsuit they have filed for the same development, and the first was dismissed with prejudice. As this is an ongoing legal matter, the Village will have no further comment.

Brian L. Cox is a freelance journalist for Pioneer Press.

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