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Mar 09

[ARCHIVED] Lewis Road Property Sale & Proposed Affordable Housing Development

The original item was published from May 4, 2020 2:01 PM to October 1, 2021 12:05 AM

The Burton Foundation has submitted a development application seeking to construct 45 affordable rental townhome units. The City's Planning & Zoning Commission conducted a public hearing Jan. 14 and 28. The commission deliberated Feb. 11 and voted 6-1 to recommend conditional approval of the project requests.

The Geneva City Council listened to community discussion and began deliberation Feb. 22, which continued to March 8. Aldermen then voted 9-1 to approve the project requests. More details about the application, meeting videos and public comments have been posted to the City's website.

To help provide more clarity on the matter, the City also has published a fact sheet answering the most common questions posed to the City on the matter.

During a special meeting July 13, 2020 the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the City Administrator to execute a real estate purchase agreement regarding the sale of publicly-owned surplus property on Lewis Road to The Burton Foundation.

The July 13 meeting is available to watch on the City's YouTube channel.

For more information, people can call the City's Community Development Department at 630-232-0818.