Six vie for LITH positions
LAKE IN THE HILLS – Dealing with the economic crisis locally is a top priority for Lake in the Hills trustee candidates running in the April 7 election.
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Since: Apr 08
#1 Mar 25, 2009
creating a "downtown" for LITH is a laudible idea, but location and function must be considered. placing a "downtown" just west of randall on algonquin is probably the wrong place.
i grew up in roselle, an old farm community just south of schaumburg. roselle did and still does have a "downtown". it's been preserved in parts, while other parts have been replaced by four and five story condos with business space on the lower floors. so it "built up" when it started running out of space. but there have been some tear-downs of old homes near downtown as it was expanded. that's progress, i guess.
in my opinion, any downtown for LITH should be centered in the area of the LITH police station. historically, this was the center of the village. yes it would require widening of some roads and installation of traffic control devices- crystal lake avenue, oak street, and miller road. yes it would require the tear-downs of some homes and a few old businesses. but a small living, vibrant downtown could be fashioned, with multi-story buildings housing small businesses, condos and rental units. and it would be right by the lake.
it could be accomplished with just a few square blocks, really. that's all it would need.
#2 Apr 16, 2009
I agree...I grew up there and lived there for 25 years right behind the police station and I think that area from the ball parl to the lake would make and excellent downtown area. I hope this works out...I would love to see the progress every time I go home to visit
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