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Cary Village Board prepares Q&A on Pedcor apartment complex

Published: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:39 p.m. CDT

In a PDF available on the village of Cary's website, Village Board officials have prepared a Q&A in advance of Tuesday's meeting to discuss the proposed 60-unit Pedcor apartment complex at First and Pearl streets.

On Tuesday, the Village Board is scheduled to consider whether to rescind an ordinance that allows Pedcor Investments to build the $18 million affordable housing apartment complex.

Adding the 60 units of affordable housing would help the village work toward a state call for each municipality of at least 1,000 people to have at least 10 percent of housing units be deemed “affordable.” Currently Cary has 6.9 percent affordable units, according to Illinois Housing and Development Authority. The 10 percent mandate is set up under the 2003 Affordable Housing Planning and Appeals Act.

The law also sets up a process for affordable housing developers to appeal to the State Housing Appeals Board if they believed their projects were unfairly denied or have unreasonable conditions placed upon the approval of the project.

Among the highlights:

Has the Village read the online reviews from residents at other Pedcor Projects?

Response: Yes. Pedcor has provided the following response:

“Pedcor deals with over 27,412 current customers in any one day and it is our policy to address each and every complaint at the property level and if not resolved, it is then referred to the area manager level. It is acknowledged that we cannot please 100% of the current or past residents 100% of the time. However, the greater number of positive comments and reviews by our current and past customers certainly outweigh the relatively low number of negative complaints.”

What research was done on Pedcor?

Response: Research was done on other Pedcor projects both online and on-site visits. Village staff and its consultants reviewed submittals including building plans, preliminary engineering plans, site plans, traffic narrative and landscape plans provided by Pedcor.

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