Village of Vernon Hills Committee of the Whole reviews Pulte project
Signage, setbacks and street standards topped the Vernon Hills Committee of the Whole’s (COW) agenda as it convened to study Pulte Development’s conformance to regulations at 7:18 p.m. Feb. 2 at 290 Evergreen Drive.
Pulte representatives had initially appeared before the COW in November 2015 to propose a 128-home development adjacent to the Cuneo Mansion at 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave, which houses a museum of family collected fine art and furnishings.
At that time, the committee raised doubts about architectural features and the site plan.
Director of Land Acquisition Mark Mastrococco joined Pulte spokespersons for a presentation addressing the COW’s concerns, addressing traffic, signage, the need for intersection upgrading, the lack of sidewalks and streetlights and a possible pedestrian path alongside Milwaukee Avenue.
Street standards, setbacks and noise mitigation, plus administrative tasks related to notification and disclosure, were also raised. Pulte was instructed to go to technical review and then onward to the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Additionally, Vernon Hills Village Attorney Robert Kenny delivered an update on a restrictive covenant banning residential use of a 10-acre parcel known as the Cuneo Commercial South property. A consensus was reached on its phrasing and the suggestions were forwarded to Lake County Jan. 28 with a vote expected in April.
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