AUG 16, 2017
Updates On 3 Des Plaines Building Projects
Journal & Topics Newspaper Online
By LAUREN BARRY Journal & Topics Reporter
Building permits have been issued for three major developments in Des Plaines, and residential units have already been sold for at least one.
Developers said nine units have already been purchased in the Lexington Pointe townhome development underway at 841 Lee St., the former site of Casa Royale Banquets and Old Time Ribs.
Lexington Point was approved by city council a year ago and building permits were granted in June, said Mike McMahon, director of community and economic development. It is expected to include 58 townhomes on a 3.2-acre site.
The first Lexington homes should be complete by the end of the year.
Construction is 70 percent complete on the Over the Rainbow housing development for individuals with physical disabilities, spokesperson Kaitlin Lavelle said. She estimated the project will be complete by Nov. 1.
Lavelle said Over the Rainbow will begin renting out units two-to-three months after the project is completed.
Aldermen approved the 33-unit apartment building development at 751 Graceland Ave. in fall 2015 after months of reworking the original project plans. There are a total of 10 Over the Rainbow housing developments in Illinois, including locations in Chicago, Waukegan and Evanston where the organization is based.
As of May, building permits for have also been issued for both the 267-unit apartment complex and 127 townhome units of the Buckingham Place development on the 21-acre former Littelfuse property at 800 N. Northwest Hwy.
When developers of the project broke ground last year, they expected work on the $100 million project to be complete by August 2018.
"Last summer, when our family home was on the market, we were looking for a townhouse close to family and friends where we could enjoy our retirement."
- Diane and Jim Krupa