District 211 Property Updates

Updated 12/21/18

The property has been owned by Township School District 211 for many years.  The property is  approximately 62 acres in size and commonly known as the "District 211" or "D211" property.  M/I Homes (https://www.mihomes.com/)  is under contract to purchase the property.  Village staff has had discussions with M/I Homes for construction of a residential development.

As the Village receives additional information on the development,  more details will follow. Please check this page for future updates.

Below is a map of the location being considered for development.



Status

Based on feedback from Village Staff, the developer has submitted revised plans.  These revised plans will now undergo another review by Village staff, at which time Staff will evaluate the extent to which M/I Homes has addressed the initial Staff comments and any new information that has been provided by M/I Homes.

Due to the amount of public interest that has been expressed about this project, the village has made available online plans showing the roadway layout, location of lots and uses, building elevations, and floor plans. The posting of these documents is informational and should not, in any way, be considered an expression of support or endorsement for what is shown.

The summary below highlights some of the changes from the last submittal:

  • Elimination of 2 single family lots.  The most current plans show a reduction of 2 lots for a total of 98 single family lots. The two lots were eliminated because of an existing utility easement on the north side of the property.
  • Addition of path connections:
    • Pipeline Trail – A multi-use path on the gas pipeline property north of the development is now included.  This path is identified in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan, and the proposed path will be the first leg of the “Pipeline Trail”.  The proposed path is shown in concept;  Village staff is evaluating the specific location of the path on the pipeline property.   
    • Interior Walking Path – A walking path has been proposed throughout the existing wetland area in the middle of the proposed development.
  • The developer has eliminated one of the duplex models.  The two remaining models have first floor master bedrooms. 
  • A rear yard setback has been added to the plans.  The setback now shows the distance of 25 feet, which separates the duplex units from the south property line. 
  • A “building envelope” has been added to the single family lots to show the buildable area for a single family home.  The buildable area does not denote the footprint of the home but rather the limits of where a single family home could be constructed while still meeting the required setbacks for the zoning district.   The exact footprint on each single family lot will be determined as individual buyers purchase the lots. 

Further information will be posted, as it becomes available. The plans on the website are preliminary and represent what M/I Homes has proposed to build. Various village departments, including planning, landscaping, engineering, traffic, fire, and public works are evaluating the plans.  A formal approval process with ample opportunity for public comment will be undertaken in the near future.  An outline of the review process, which typically takes several months for a project of this size, is provided below.   


Approval Process

Below is a summary of the review process for this project.  The review is expected to take several months.  The exact timeframe will depend upon required revisions and turnaround time for the developer to resubmit revised plans. 

  • Review of Project by Village Staff
    The Village has professional staff with expertise in the fields of Engineering, Landscaping, Transportation, Building, Fire Safety, Health, and Planning.  Staff reviews the plans and provides advice and recommendations on technical matters, as well as evaluates conformity with adopted Village policies.  Review of the plans could take several weeks or months depending on the proposal and needed revisions.   As the developer continues to meet with Village staff, there will be revisions made to the plans, and M/I Homes will be required to resubmit revised plans.
  •  Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing
    After Village staff completes their review, the project will be scheduled for a public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA).  The ZBA is an advisory committee appointed by the Village Board to review matters pertaining to zoning and development.  The public hearing is a forum for the public to make official comments regarding the proposal.  Property owners located within 150 feet of the property will receive a certified letter, return receipt requested, providing notice of the date, time and location of the meeting.   Signs providing the date, time and location of the meeting will also be placed along Summit Drive and Plum Grove Road. 
  •  Village Board Review
    After the ZBA public hearing, the project and recommendation from the ZBA will be forwarded to the Village Board for consideration. 
  •  Permits
    If the Village Board approves the project, the developer can then apply for building and land development permits to construct the development. 


Comprehensive Plan Designation

The Village’s Comprehensive Plan is used as the official policy guide for land use, development and community improvement in Schaumburg.  The Comprehensive Plan states that this property is best positioned for single family residential development.  The Comprehensive Plan also states that it is essential to provide options that support “aging in place”, which could include small-lot single family homes and multi-family housing.  During the development of the Comprehensive Plan, the village received public comments that seniors desired more housing options to age in place in the community.  Also included in the plan is construction of a cross-town trail located on the gas pipeline property that runs east-west through the community.  A portion of this trail would be located to the adjacent north of the subject property.


 Questions?

Please contact Marisa Krawiec, Community Planner, at mkrawiec@schaumburg.com or 847.923.3851.