Wal-Mart Supercenter opposed in West Dundee
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#1 Jun 10, 2008
"They understand it's not a matter of if it will happen, but when it will happen," said Brian O'Connor, an Elburn attorney retained by Dundee Neighbors. "But it needs to be consistent with the residential character of that area."
Really? Is that why I keep getting flyers and postcards in the mail from the "Dundee Neighbors" that read in big bold letters "Say NO to Wal-Mart"? That seems to imply they thought they were able to stop Wal-mart from coming here.
Hey, kids, here's a lesson from your Ol' Uncle Fox -- if you don't want the view from your backyard to change, don't buy a house that butts up against a giant piece of land owned by a commercial entity.
#2 Jun 10, 2008
Your simplistic advice is not well-founded. At the time most residents bought in the affected area, the village's official plans showed a school and a park planned for that land. It wasn't zoned for commercial until 2000, and the development planned then was turned down because the developers wanted ill-concieved 24 hour operation nestled between two subdivisions. The village made the right decision then, but now the village is willing to sell out it residents for a 24 hour supercenter. Believe what you will, but the residents are not anti-appropriate development for the neighboring land, but they are anti-light-light-and-noise billowing into their back and front yards from duck 'til dawn.
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