By: Diane Benjamin
West College isn’t being fixed because it is STILL being designed:
Maybe the Town is trying to decide how to build it since inflation ate their grant.
Gravel parking lots aren’t good enough in Normal. (don’t they drain better than paved?) They were good enough for a special use permit in 2018, but they permit expires in September. See PDF page 90. The property owners now have until July of 2024 to pave them for student housing – 70 spaces or get fined $500 a day.
The proposed settlement agreement will encourage code compliance without unduly burdening the
availability of parking for student housing.
(Paving in Koosland isn’t unduly burdening unless you are talking about fixing the roads.)
See PDF page 99:
The Council will revise the cannabis locations required distance to schools, daycares, and churches. There is still no proposed limit on the number of dispensaries. New dispensaries have to be at least 1500 feet from existing ones.
Jeff Fritzen’s case against the Town and High Haven pertaining to the way that location was handled continues in court – next hearing 9/14:
Normal has an executive session too: