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					Page 8 MINUTES - Regular Board Meeting June 26, 2006
Agenda Item 8.11 - 8.13

Village of

06/26/06 VB

Lincolnshire
To: From: Subject: Mayor and Board of Trustees Anne Kane, Planning Manager Department of Community Development BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS Lincolnshire Commons PUD - Lot H

Memorandum
Date: June 22, 2006

PETITIONER LOCATION

General Growth Properties, Inc./Barnes & Noble Booksellers The two-story retail building is proposed for Lot H of the Lincolnshire Commons PUD. As illustrated on the attached location map, Lot H is adjacent to Milwaukee Avenue immediately south of the northern entrance drive. An Amendment to Ordinance No. 05-1954-18 to increase the maximum building height from 42'-0" to 45'-0" for Lot H of the Lincolnshire Commons PUD.
On March 14, 2005, the Village Board approved the rezoning of the subject property from O/I (a) - Office/Industrial to B2 - General Business District and granted Planned Unit Development (PUD) approval for a 150,000 square foot mixed-use retail/ restaurant center. The maximum building height permitted in the B2 - General Business District is 42'-0".

REQUEST PROJECT BACKGROUND

PROJECT ANALYSIS 8.11 & 8.12

PUBLIC HEARING: To consider a request for an amendment to Ordinance No. 05-1954-18 to increase the maximum building height from 42'-0" to 45'0" for Lot H of the Lincolnshire Commons PUD.
As illustrated in the attached Presentation Packets, Barnes & Noble is proposing to construct a 33,000 square foot two-story retail store in the Lincolnshire Commons. As proposed, each facade incorporates projecting stone “shoulder” elements which accentuated with tiered roof pediments. The central pediment height reaches 45'-0", stepping down to 42'-0" in height at the stone “shoulder” components and the remainder of the parapet around the rest of the building measures 37'-0". As the Village Board will recall, the underlying zoning for the Lincolnshire Commons is B2 - General Business District with a maximum building height of 42'-0". Therefore, to construct the building in accordance with the ARB’s recommended

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elevations and design, the PUD must be amended to allow increased height for Lot H, upon which the two-story Barnes & Noble Booksellers store is proposed.

STAFF COMMENTS:

During the various design iterations explored throughout the ARB’s review of the proposed retail building, the Design Team presented a modified pediment design which complies with the Village’s 42'-0" height limitation. It was the general consensus of the ARB that the three-tiered facade was most appealing and, recognizing the PUD Amendment is not within their jurisdiction, supported the taller parapet design. Given the limited portion of the building’s parapet which exceeds 42'-0", as well as the height of surrounding office buildings, theaters, and Sedgebrook, Staff does not believe the additional height will be detrimental to adjacent properties or be out of character with the built environment of the Milwaukee Avenue corridor. The Petitioner will present written evidence to support the requested Amendment to the PUD at Monday’s Public Hearing. At the conclusion of the consideration and discussion of these Agenda Items, the Village Board may wish to consider the following motion. If the majority of Trustees concur with the motion, the matter will be placed on the July 10th Consent Agenda for final approval. Having made Findings of Fact, as submitted bu the Petitioner on June 6, 2006, {insert any desired modifications} the Village Board moves to approve an Amendment to Ordinance No. 05-1954-18 to increase the maximum building height from 42'-0" to 45'-0" for Lot H of the Lincolnshire Commons PUD for a 33,000 square foot two-story Barnes & Noble Booksellers retail store as depicted in a Presentation Packet prepared by Howell, Belanger, Castelli Architects, date stamped received June 21, 2006.

SPECIAL USE STANDARDS MOTION

8.13

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD RECOMMENDATION: At a Meeting conducted on June 6, 2006, the Architectural Review Board moved to approve and recommend to the Village Board for their approval, the building elevations, building colors and materials, landscape plan to be considered further by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, and signage plan indicated as an option of 48" lettering per drawing submitted, for a 33,000 square foot two-story retail building to be located on Lot H of the Lincolnshire Commons PUD, as depicted in a Presentation Packet prepared by Howell, Belanger, Castelli Architects, date stamped received June 21, 2006. The motion carried with a roll call vote as follows: Ayes Walder, Hardnock, Oler, and Hyams* Nays none

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* Member Hyams supported the architectural design, building colors and materials, but wanted the Village Board to examine the landscape plan in greater detail, and he did not support the proposed signage plan. ATTACHMENTS:

1. Location Plan 2. Staff Memorandum and unapproved Minutes of the June 6, 2006 Special Meeting of the
3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Architectural Review Board. Staff Memorandum and unapproved Minutes of the May 16, 2006 Regular Meeting of the Architectural Review Board. Staff Memorandum and Approved Minutes of the April 19, 2006 Regular Meeting of the Architectural Review Board. Certificate of Publication Letter of Request, prepared by Jed Craig, General Growth Properties, dated May 31, 2006 Barnes & Noble Booksellers Presentation Packets, prepared by Howell, Belanger, Castelli Architects, date June 26, 2006.

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