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A DeKalb County judge on Friday denied a court request by landlord Hunter Hillcrest LLC to halt the city of DeKalb’s demolition of the Hillcrest Shopping Center amid a spat over a strip of land the former landlord says it still owns.
A new 61-unit, four-story apartment building by DeKalb-based developer Pappas Development is one step closer to gaining full city approval. Arista Residences units would lease for an estimated $1,350 per month, city documents show.
Debating whether to provide DeKalb School District 428 with more school police resource officers, city leaders this week said they hope to hire more police to patrol streets in addition to schools, though hiring challenges abound.
DeKalb city leaders gathered Monday afternoon to mark what they said is a plan to rehabilitate the north side, including the demolition of Hillcrest shopping center, expected to begin Tuesday.
The DeKalb City Council held a special meeting Monday, May 9, 2022, in the parking lot of the former Hillcrest Shopping Center to announce the start of the demolition process of the building.
DeKalb city residents should prepare for major construction downtown this summer, as Lincoln Highway is reconfigured from four to three lanes. City officials said they hope to have work completed by Corn Fest this fall.
In about two weeks, the Hillcrest Shopping Center on DeKalb’s north side will be demolished, part of a yearslong plan by the city of DeKalb to rehabilitate the space which once housed businesses and residents alike.
Hour restrictions for on-street parking on Lincoln Highway won’t change anytime soon, though DeKalb city officials pledged this week to better enforce existing three-hour rules. The council also discussed the potential for parking pay stations.
Set to begin on July’s billing cycle, DeKalb residents will soon see a 3.5% rate increase to their water bills following a DeKalb City Council vote Monday. That's about $1.34 more on average for residents, according to city documents.
Downtown merchants are asking the city to restrict on-street parking along Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth streets to one hour. That and contracts for Lincoln Highway's lane reconfiguration go before the city council Monday.
A Rockford-based contractor could soon demolish the former Hillcrest Shopping Center building on DeKalb’s north side, part of a plan by the city of DeKalb to rehabilitate the land for future development.
Sewer and water main work on North 13th Street in DeKalb continues as the city’s public works crews prepare to resurface the street.
DeKalb residents could soon see a 3.5% increase to their water bills, as city officials mull over whether to increase the rate to adjust for rising costs due to inflation.
The city of DeKalb is mulling over changes to its food truck licensing requirements in an attempt to solicit more of the mobile businesses to the area.
DeKalb residents living in the seventh ward and members of the public are invited to attend a meeting with Ward 7 Alderman Tony Faivre April 18.