The hearing is scheduled to continue on Wednesday, June 24 at 6pm via WebEx.
On September 27, Kimco Realty presented a newly revised plan for redevelopment of the Hickory Ridge Village Center. The new plan retains all five entrances to the village center: the right-in only from Cedar Lane (while adding a right-out only), the three entrances from Freetown Road and the entrance from Quarterstaff Road.
Below is a reverse narrative of events, hearings, information from the beginnings of the Village Center rezoning process through the completion of the Petitioner's Case before the Zoning Board on January 29, 2020.
The Hickory Ridge Village Center Survey results were presented on Monday, January 9, 2017.
On August 3, Kimco Realty presented a revised plan for redevelopment of the Hickory Ridge Village Center. After receiving comments on its previous plan at several large community meetings and nineteen small group meetings, Kimco hired a new design team. Major concerns with the first plan included the addition of apartments to the site, location of the retail buildings, village green space, pedestrian access and safety, parking, access to the proposed Columbia Association park, schools, and traffic. Kimco stated that it believes the new plan addresses many of the concerns and also substantially complies with the Village Center Community Plan passed by the Village Board in 2011.
Kimco has provided the village with a set of the Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) materials. The packet is available for review at The Hawthorn Center or on Kimco’s website hickoryridgedevelopment.com.