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Crystal Lake City Council to vote on grant, permit for new nursing home

Senior Health Care Properties LLC wants to turn a single-family home at 752 Saddle Ridge in the Goerdt subdivision into Senior Care Homes of Crystal Lake.
Senior Health Care Properties LLC wants to turn a single-family home at 752 Saddle Ridge in the Goerdt subdivision into Senior Care Homes of Crystal Lake.

The Crystal Lake City Council will vote whether to grant Chicago Plastic Systems a $10,000 grant during its Tuesday night meeting.

Council members could offer the company matching grant funds through the Retailer and Manufacturing Job Creation and Investment Grant Program.

The program was instituted in 2011 as a tool to help attract new businesses, according to city documents. The program provides matching grant funding to companies that occupy vacant space, hire new full-time or part-time employees or install eligible furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Chicago Plastic Systems,
440 S. Dartmoor Drive, has been in Crystal Lake for more than 20 years, and it is hoping to relocate and expand its headquarters to 161 S. Virginia Road.

“This will enable the company space to continue expansion and have all business operations at one location,” according to city documents.

In addition to doubling its space, the move will allow for a modernized facility and the hiring of 12 new full-time employees.

For fiscal 2018, there is $80,000 budgeted for the grant program.

This is the fourth application received this fiscal year for the program, “so there are sufficient funds for the grant,” according to city documents.

Previous recipients include Camfil Farr, 500 S. Main St., and La Mega Michoacan, 19 E. Berkshire Drive.

New nursing home

City Council members also will vote on whether to grant a special use permit for a private nursing home.

Senior Health Care Properties wants to turn a home at 752 Saddle Ridge in the Goerdt subdivision into Senior Care Homes of Crystal Lake.

During a summer Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, neighbors opposed the proposed use in a residential area for fear of its effect on property values and traffic. The commission recommended that the city deny the permit, but the company has since amended its plan.

The City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 100 W. Woodstock St.

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