Joliet delays vote on Greywall Club homes

A builder’s plan to add ranch homes to the Greywall Club subdivision on the far West Side of Joliet has met resistance.

The Joliet City Council on Tuesday tabled a vote on a plan that would allow Lennar Homes to build ranch homes, which were not approved for Greywall Club when it was originally developed.

Lennar owns 109 undeveloped lots in the subdivision at Caton Farm and Arbeiter Roads, and the plan pending approval would allow ranch homes on some streets but not others.

The decision to delay a vote on the Lennar Homes plan came after the council heard from Greywall Club resident Stacy Alvarado.

Alvarado said residents also went to a Plan Commission meeting to voice concerns about how ranch homes would be mixed in with two-story homes already in the subdivision.

“Our home owners association board was not notified of this,” Alvarado said.

The council voted 7-0 to table a vote on the builder’s plans until Lennar meets with the Greywall Club home owners association.

The ordinance that was put on hold would allow Lennar to build up to 25% ranch homes on streets where houses have yet to be built: Rosehill Drive, Camden Court and Savoy Court.

The Lennar plan includes two ranch models, one which is 1,880 square feet and the other at 1,866 square feet. Both have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two-car garages.