Old Village Hall Site Redevelopment

Approved Development


 
The Old Village Hall Site Redevelopment will be Downtown Lisle's newest multi-residential community located at Main Street and Burlington Avenue. The developer is Naperville-based Marquette Companies. This 5-story mid-rise community  will consist of 201 luxury residences with 14 different unit styles ranging from one bedrooms, one bedroom with den, two bedrooms and two baths. The building amenities will include: a resort style infinity pool with sundeck and cabanas on the  second floor rooftop; outdoor fire tables and grilling station; a resident clubhouse; Tech Center; Conference Room; Fitness Center and 24-hour Coffee Cafe. Interior unit finishes will include stainless steel appliances; quartz countertops; eco-friendly wood-like plank flooring and hardwood kitchen cabinets with 42" upper cabinets. In addition, there will be an off-leash dog park and heated indoor structured parking. Pre-leasing will begin late 2016 to early 2017.  Feel free to contact Darlene Egan, Marquette Companies Senior VP at (630) 364-0289 should you have immediate questions about this beautiful new development in Downtown Lisle.

To view a rendering of the proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site by Marquette Investments, click here
 
To view the November 19, 2014 Planning & Zoning Commission packet of information, click here.

To view the October 15, 2014 Planning & Zoning Commission packet of information, click here
    

Status Updates 

October 21,  2016
Progress on the mixed-use residential and retail development currently under construction in Downtown Lisle continues as pre-cast columns and walls go up on the site. Named “Marq on Main,” the redevelopment will offer 201 upscale apartments in five stories on Burlington Avenue and three to four stories along Main Street, indoor parking and 35 new street parking spaces. Approximately 14,000 square feet of new restaurant/retail space will continue the revitalization of Downtown Lisle, increase pedestrian traffic and enhance the downtown’s dining/shopping offerings. Other amenities include two public plazas and two rooftop decks. Completion is expected in late Fall 2017. Marq on Main is being developed by Marquette Companies, a leader in commercial and multi-family residential development and management across the country.

February 5, 2016
Construction began on the Old Village Hall Site Redevelopment on February 1, 2016.  Spencer Avenue, from just south of the Lisle/Woodridge Fire Station to Burlington Avenue in Downtown Lisle, is now permanently closed to all through traffic. The metered parking spaces on the north side of Burlington Avenue between Spencer and Center will no longer be available for use beginning March 1, 2016.

December 17, 2015
Officials from developers Marquette Companies joined Lisle Mayor Joe Broda, members of the Village Board of Trustees, Village staff and members of the Lisle Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in turning shovels to begin construction on the $50 million development on the Old Village Hall site in Downtown Lisle. Construction is expected to be complete in 2017.

The mixed-use development includes 201 well-appointed apartment homes in five stories on Burlington Avenue and three to four stories along Main Street, with indoor parking for residents and tenants, as well as 35 new on-street parking spaces. Some 14,000 square feet of new commercial space will add restaurant and retail uses that will strengthen the commercial district, build foot traffic and enhance the Downtown as an attractive dining destination. The development will feature a new public plaza offering outdoor dining at Main and Burlington, as well an additional public plaza at Spencer and Burlington, and two rooftop amenity decks along Burlington Avenue.  To learn more, click here.

September 10, 2015
It is anticipated that Marquette Properties will submit permits in September 2015 and begin work in the fall.

June 15, 2015
During the June 15, 2015 Village Board Meeting, Trustees approved Marquette's proposed redevelopment project for the Old Village Hall Site in Downtown Lisle. To view press release, click here.

June 10, 2015
The Marquette redevelopment project is on the June 15, 2015 Village Board Agenda for a final review of documents and possible final action by the Village Board. To view the Board Packet for this meeting, click here

May 29, 2015
Marquette has sent a letter to the Village which indicates the company is working to identify solutions to the financial obstacles encountered with the Old Village Hall Site redevelopment project. Marquette has asked to be placed on the June 8, 2015 Workshop Agenda for a comprehensive discussion of development terms and overview of project elements. To view the letter, click here.

May 6, 2015
Marquette Companies notified the Village Board that the project bids for the redevelopment of the Old Village Hall Site were over budget and that they need additional time to identify solutions that would resolve the budget issue. Marquette's goal is to bring identified solutions to the May 18, 2015 Village Board Meeting for review. To view the letter, click here.  

May 4, 2015
Clarification: While no final action on Marquette's proposed redevelopment of the Old Village Hall Site will occur during the May 4, 2015 Village Board Meeting, a status update for this project is on the agenda.

May 1, 2015
Comments made during the April 20, 2015 Village Board Meeting suggested there would be final action taken on the Marquette redevelopment of the Old Village Hall Site during the May 4, 2015 Board Meeting. However, construction details still need to be finalized prior to final action. Consequently, the Marquette redevelopment project will not be on the May 4, 2015 Village Board Meeting agenda.  

 April 17, 2015
Final action on the proposed Marquette redevelopment project has been postponed from the April 20, 2015 Board Meeting agenda to provide more time for finalizing the various documents involved in this transaction.  The project will be rescheduled to an upcoming Board Meeting, date to be determined. 

April 8, 2015
The Village Board will vote on final approval of Marquette's proposed Old Village Hall Site Project and the Redevelopment Agreement during the Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at Village Hall at 7 p.m.

January 6, 2015
During the January 5, 2015 Village Board Meeting, the Board voted 6 to 1 to prepare the necessary documents for approval of a Planned Unit Development for the Old Village Hall Site(1040 Burlington Avenue) in Downtown Lisle. A Redevelopment Agreement must be prepared as part of the final approval process. The Village Board will review the completed documents and vote on final approval during a future Village Board meeting, at a yet-to-be-determined date.

January 2, 2015
To view the information regarding the Marquette property that was included in the packet to the Village Board for their January 5, 2015 meeting, click here.

December 19, 2014
Marquette's proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site is expected to be on the January 5, 2015 Village Board Agenda. Marquette will present the development in detail and answer questions. The meeting begins at 7 PM in the Village Hall Board Room.  

December 9, 2014
Marquette's proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site will not be on the December 15, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda. It will be scheduled for an upcoming Village Board Meeting in early 2015, the date to be determined. 

November 26, 2014
Marquette's proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site has been tentatively scheduled on the agenda for the December 15 Village Board Meeting. 

November 19, 2014
The Planning & Zoning Commission made a 7-0 unanimous recommendation to approve Marquette's proposal for the Old Village Hall Site. The project will come before the Village Board in the very near future. 


November 14, 2014
As Marquette's proposed redevelopment of the Old Village Hall site continues through the review process, project opponents have been circulating informational flyers about the process. It is to be respected that not all people will agree on the value of any given development project within the community. Concerns for the way a project looks or how it impacts the quality of life are highly subjective matters. But any communication that suggests there have been inappropriate actions requires a response. This project has been working its way through public discussion for the past two years. Planned Unit Developments (PUDs) are intended to allow for designs that may not be entirely possible under 'conventional zoning regulations.' The approval process in progress allows for public vetting at both Planning & Zoning Commission (PZC) and Village Board meetings.

The law allows for the PZC to create reasonable rules by which to conduct its meetings. The Lisle PZC did that, taking into consideration all due process requirements of participants and interested parties. The rule calling for pre-registration for cross-examination was a proper exercise of the Commission's need to know who wanted to ask questions, their relationship to the Village and the project, the time which may be needed to conduct the hearing and the Commission's interest in maintaining order and keeping the proceedings on track. Similarly, the PZC can waive certain studies that are not viewed to be essential to their recommendation process.


November 5, 2014
The Planning and Zoning Commission will vote to make a project recommendation regarding  Marquette's proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site at its next meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7 PM at Village Hall.  Pending that action, it is anticipated that the project will be placed on an upcoming Village Board Meeting Agenda, the date will be finalized shortly.   


October 20, 2014
A Public Hearing regarding the proposed development for the Old Village Hall Site was conducted before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. During the hearing, Marquette Investments, LLC made a detailed presentation about the development and the public asked questions and provided feedback. After a thorough discussion, the Public Hearing was closed. The Planning and Zoning Commission will vote to make a project recommendation at their next meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7 PM at Village Hall. The project will then be placed on a future Village Board Agenda, tentatively scheduled on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7 PM at Village Hall. To watch a rebroadcast of the meeting, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1m0uBv_fPk


Development Application Materials for 1040 Burlington Avenue

Reminder -The initial stage of this process will be a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission, which will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7 PM at Village Hall (925 Burlington Ave). 


Brief History of Old Village Hall Site 


The property commonly known as the “Old Village Hall Site” is a 2.4 acre site located in Downtown Lisle at the north east corner of Main Street and Burlington Avenue. Click here to view an aerial map of the property. The site was designated for redevelopment by the Downtown Lisle Master Plan. The property previously served as a school and in more recent years, was home to Village Hall. In 2003, a new Village Hall was constructed at its current location and the Old Village Hall Site was cleared in anticipation for redevelopment. Prior to the recent recession, another development had been approved for the site. However, that project did not occur due to the financial hardships caused by the economic downturn and the property remained vacant. 

Marquette Selected as Preferred Developer

 
In 2011, the Village engaged real estate broker U.S. Equities to market the property for redevelopment. After extensive marketing efforts, three developers were identified and evaluated by the Village Board over many months: Marquette Investments LLC., Mega Realty, and Streetscape. In February 2014, the Village Board selected Marquette as the preferred developer and approved Marquette’s Letter of Intent to develop the property. Since the Letter of Intent was signed, Marquette has been completing due diligence on the property and working to create development plans for the site.

Recent Village Board Action


On Monday, September 8, 2014, the Village Board approved a resolution to enter into a purchase/sales agreement that will permit Marquette Real Estate Investments, LLC. to move forward in the process of purchasing and redeveloping the Old Village Hall site. The purchase price for the 2.4 acre property was initially established at $1 million. Any future incentives approved by the Village Board will impact that price. 

Proposed Development 


Marquette is proposing to construct two, five story buildings which would include 206 high quality apartment units and approximately 15,000 square feet of new retail/restaurant/commercial space at street level. Spencer Avenue, the street separating the two vacant parcels of land, would be vacated to create a pedestrian plaza. The Main Street streetscape would be extended along Burlington Avenue. 

Timeline and Next Steps

 
A series of public hearings/meetings will occur before the Planning and Zoning Commission and Village Board. During these meetings, the project will be thoroughly reviewed and discussed. This process is expected to take approximately twelve months to complete, of which the first few months are focused on Planning and Zoning Commission and Village Board review. The initial stage of this process will be a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission, which will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7 PM at Village Hall (925 Burlington Ave). Concurrent with the Planning and Zoning process, a Redevelopment Agreement will be negotiated which establishes the terms of the project. 

What Happens During these Public Meetings and How Can the Community Stay Involved?

 
During the Public Hearing, Marquette will present the project details, including the building design and layout, construction materials/color scheme, parking, number and layout of units, retail space, building amenities, landscaping, storm water management and other pertinent information related to the project. Public discussion will take place to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to ask questions, offer comments and provide feedback concerning the project. 

Planning and Zoning Recommendation 


The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory committee. At the conclusion the Public Hearing process, the Planning and Zoning Commission will make a recommendation to the Village Board. 

Village Board Action 


The Village Board will evaluate the project, public comments, and the findings and recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The public will be given another opportunity to provide additional feedback during a Village Board meeting prior to a decision being made by the Village Board.  If the Village Board approves the project, Marquette will proceed with final development plans and plats. Once these are complete, the associated approval documents will be forwarded to the Village Board for final action. Pending approval from the Village Board, construction is expected to take approximately one year to complete. 

How Can I Stay Informed? 


The public can review project information and status updates via a number of ways: 

1 Review upcoming meeting agendas on the Village’s website, villageoflisle.org. To access the link, click here. 

2 Attend Village Board and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings at Village Hall. Board Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7 PM. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. 

3 Watch live meetings on Cable TV or rebroadcasts on the Village’s website, villageoflisle.org,  Meetings are rebroadcast on Cable TV during the week. 

4 Visit the Village’s website for project updates, choose the “Old Village Hall Site” button located in the middle of the homepage.   

5 Review information included in the bi-monthly Neighbors of Lisle Magazine, which is sent Lisle residents and businesses every two months. 

6 Register to receive E-notify, the Village’s broadcast email service by visiting villageoslisle.org.  

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