Buffalo Grove hopes fitness club revitalizes struggling shopping center
The just about empty Cambridge Commons buying middle is about to emerge from years of retail hibernation.
The trustees of Buffalo Grove on Monday accredited a rezoning and particular use allow that clears the best way for a brand new 24 hour health Well being membership to open on the mall within the southeast nook of Dundee and Buffalo Grove.
Primarily based in San Ramón, California, 24 Hour Health has 400 places throughout the nation. The Buffalo Grove membership will function in an space of 35,000 sq. ft and can embody a pool and half a basketball court docket.
The well being membership will anchor the 1960-era buying middle in an area previously occupied by Dominick's. The middle has been empty since 2013, excluding a 2,000 sq. foot dental workplace.
A Recent Farms grocery retailer had been proposed for the positioning, however an incentive settlement between the property proprietor and the city collapsed in 2014.
The village's deputy director, Christopher Stilling, stated the renovation of his middle will contain a multi-million greenback funding that may embody a brand new facade, landscaping and signage.
Nick Vittore, vide president of the middle's proprietor, Svigos Asset Administration Inc., stated the rehabilitation "would refresh a really drained middle."
Future plans require a restaurant with outside meals in a nook unit west of the well being membership, he added.
"I feel the plans offered with the rise in sidewalks across the entrance will present assembly house and encourage some meals retailers alongside the west aspect," Vittore stated.
The plan addresses the neighbors' considerations in regards to the middle mild that spills over their properties by dimming the lights within the east car parking zone after 10 p.m. and cut back reconfiguration of parking traces. The village board additionally adopted the suggestions of the plan and the zoning fee that evening parking within the north car parking zone can be inspired.
Lawrence Freedman, a developer's lawyer, stated they’d work with neighbors to deal with landscaping points.
"It appears a fantastic enchancment from what’s now," stated village president Beverly Sussman.