SYCAMORE – On Monday, the Sycamore Planning and Zoning Commission discussed the creation of two new lots for commercial use in the development that includes the Meijer store, which commissioners said could bring more retail business to the area.
If the City Council approves of the proposed development spaces, First Midwest Group, which owns the land, will be able to market the two lots to private commercial investors.
“Right now, we want to get the lots platted and available for sale,” said John Sauter, Director of Community Development. “What particular use the lots will have is at this time unknown, but they are zoned for commercial use.”
In May 2006, a final plat for the Sycamore Crossings planned unit development that depicted several commercially-zoned lots south of the Sarah Drive extension was approved. Lots in the development were subdivided and have become the Meijer store, the Meijer gas station and Jiffy Lube.
First Midwest Group is proposing to create two new lots at the southeast corner facing Peace Road. According to the meeting’s agenda, the lots were originally contemplated and approved as part of the Final Plat No. 2 of Sycamore Crossings in 2011, but the plat was never recorded. The lots are known as Final Subdivision Plat No. 5 of Sycamore Crossings Development.
The proposed new lots, Lot 61 and Lot 62, would be located directly south of Puri Drive with access from Puri Parkway, which runs parallel with Peace Road. Puri Parkway would be extended southward.
Lot 61 is 1.403 acres and Lot 62 is 1.545 acres. Both lots are zoned for business and are located to the south of the Meijer gas station, on its opposing corner.
During the meeting, the commission voted unanimously 11-0 to favorably recommend subdividing the plat to the Sycamore City Council. The city council will consider the topic at the upcoming meeting on May 17 and will presumably vote upon it then.
“If the city council approves, the developer will record the plat with the DeKalb County Recorder’s Office to make it official,” Sauter said. “Then the developer can sell the lots. They can end up having a multitude of different uses.”
The next Sycamore Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held 7 p.m. June 14 at Sycamore’s City Hall, 308 W. State St.