Forest Park’s plan commission will conduct a public hearing on the proposed development of a 57-unit residential apartment building on the 7400 block of Harrison Street. The development would sit across from the tennis courts at the park district, in the current location of Forest Park Foreign Car Repair and previous locations of Oak Leaf Lounge and The Pines restaurant. The planned development will cover the entire block, minus H&R towing, on the southeast corner.
The applicant is 7400-7412 West Harrison Street Properties, LLC. Tony Kaldis, who owns the property of the planned development, is one of the members of that LLC.
The proposed apartment building is four stories tall, with parking and a lobby on the main level and three stories of residential units above that, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Plans also call for a rooftop deck.
The plan commission hearing for the project will be on March 1 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. A link for the public meeting will be available on the village website, and all related project documents will be posted on the website about a week before the meeting, according to Steve Glinke, director of public health and safety and zoning for the village.
According to Glinke, the developer will need to complete a traffic study, an impact statement, a storm water management report and other assessments prior to approval in addition to the public hearing and vote by the plan commission, followed by the same with the village council.
It is also anticipated that zoning variances will be necessary for the proposed development.