The proposals to build a 75,000-square-foot church and 171 housing units at the corner of Lake Avenue and Shermer Road are coming before the Glenview Village Board of Trustees for the first time Tuesday night.
Willow Creek Community Church is hoping to build a 75,000 square-foot facility that will have capacity for 1,500 people per service. The church purchased one of the last available parcels from the old Glenview Naval Air, while residential developer Edward R. James Partners bought the other parcel, for a total of $22 million. Edward R. James is hoping to build 171 units of detached houses, row houses and townhomes at a development called Westgate at The Glen.
The 40 total acres on the northwest corner of the intersection was originally part of the 1,100-acre Glenview Naval Air Station.
The Plan Commission has endorsed both proposals.
You can read more about the background of the two proposals and how they’ve wended their way through the approval process here.