CARY – Village officials are hoping to hear resident feedback on a proposed 68-unit affordable senior housing development as the project moves to the Board of Zoning, Planning and Appeals on Thursday.
The project from Ohio development company PIRHL, dubbed Cary Senior Housing, was moved forward after a conceptual review by the Committee of the Whole in October, although a positive vote from Village President Mark Kownick was required to break a 3-3 tie among trustees.
The building is being proposed for a 3.91-acre site at the southwest corner of Three Oaks Road and Feinberg Drive, just north of Jewel-Osco and west of the post office.
Village Administrator Chris Clark said signs have been placed on the property regarding the proposal, but village staff still is hoping for more feedback from residents.
"We continue to want to get the word out to residents," Clark said. "We haven’t seen a lot of inquiries about it. Part of the zoning process is hearing the public."
Community Development Director Brian Simmons said village officials have heard some inquiries from people potentially interested in living on the property, but not much from surrounding land owners.
The developer is proposing an amendment to the land's B-P Business Park District zoning that would add senior housing as an allowed use, Simmons said.
Three variations also will be considered by the zoning board: a setback variation, an increase in the number of units on the ground floor and a density variation.
If the zoning board recommends the project, it would go to the Village Board for final approval early next year, Simmons said.