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Plan board OKs shops on Oakton

The Plan Commission Wednesday night approved a proposal by developer Lee Fry to construct a shopping center at 2424 Oakton Ave. on the site of a now-demolished factory.



The Plan Commission Wednesday night approved a proposal by developer Lee Fry to construct a shopping center at 2424 Oakton Ave. on the site of a now-demolished factory.


A rendering of retail shops planned for the northast corner of the site.

The plan calls for a strip-commercial retail building with several stores at the northeast corner of the property, with a drive-thru bank and a gas station convenience store with a quick-lube facility and car wash filling the rest of the Oakton frontage.

Behind that would be a three-story self-storage facility and a parcel to be developed later. At the rear of the lot the project calls for three small office buildings that likely would be used as medical offices.

The project next goes before the City Council’s Planning and Development Committee. Two aldermen, Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, and Anjana Hansen, 9th Ward, have expressed some reservations about the project, but so far there’s been no evidence of opposition to it from local residents at public hearings and there are no homes adjacent to the site.

The plan commissioners Wednesday also approved minor changes to a condo project at 2100 Greenwood Ave. Developer Stephen Yas says he discovered the former factory building is several feet deeper than shown on plans on file with the city. That made it possible to increase the number of units in the building from 26 to 27.

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