Plainfield gas station land annexed, rezoned

By Andrea Earnest | Enterprise Staff

The Plainfield Village Board approved an annexation agreement for the proposed Lenny’s Gas N Wash, which will be located at the southwest corner at Route 126 and Drauden Road, and rezoned the property from R-1 to B-3.

A special use was also permitted for a drive-thru at the gas station, and the board also agreed to the economic incentive agreement for the gas station. The property owner will be providing money for the extension of water and sanitary sewer utilities to the site.

Since the owner is paying for this, the village has agreed to a rebate sales tax agreement to refund the property owner over time.

The agreement would be for up to a seven year period and have stepped increments of a percent back to the property owner.

Construction would include a 4,800-square-foot convenience store, fuel islands facing toward Route 126 and a car wash.

National Public Works Week

Also during the May 16 village board meeting, Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins proclaimed May 15-21 as National Public Works Week.

He added that the health and safety of the community greatly depends on the services that public works provides.

Jennifer Hughes, president of the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association, accepted the proclamation.

She added that the public works of Plainfield is an exceptionally fine department. 

Planning Department

The village board authorized a seasonal farmstand located at 13908 Route 59, which will be open through Oct. 31.

The site is located on a grass area off of Route 59 near Joseph Avenue.

Trustee Bill Lamb said there’s just a grass area to park, and not a lot of room for parking.

Village Planner Jonathan Proulx said the staff can do a more thorough analysis and table the approval for a later date.

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