August 5, 2016
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.