In a 4-0 vote at the Yorkville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting this week, commissioners recommended approval of a special use, sign variance and final plat approval for a gas station and car wash to be constructed at the intersection of Rt. 47 and Waterpark Way.
The Yorkville City Council will now consider that recommendation, most likely at their meeting on September 10th. Yorkville Senior Planner Jason Engberg told WSPY some documentation, following the city's economic development committee earlier this month, is still needed from the petitioner.
If documents aren't returned by the end of the month, the item could be pushed to the second city council meeting in September.
Lyman Tieman, attorney for Lenny's Gas N Wash spoke on behalf of the petitioner and indicated they are close to closing on the property with construction to begin shortly thereafter.
Yorkville Economic Development Consultant Lynn Dubajic spoke to the commission in favor of the project.
As WSPY previously reported, Dubajic says that developers have a five-plus acre parcel under contract and that they would like to begin construction this fall, and be open in the spring of 2020.
Developers withdrew their application for a Gas N Wash site on Route 34 and Sycamore Rd., due to title issues before proposing on the current site near Raging Waves Waterpark. Dubajic says the new site will be able to have a 7,000 sq. ft. convenience store, up from the 4,800 sq. ft. proposal at the previous location.
The location will also have a Dunkin' Donuts. Here again is Dubajic.
There was no opposition during the public hearing at this week's meeting.
In other Yorkville news, the Yorkville Public Works Committee and the Kendall County Highway Committee will host a joint meeting next week on further conversations regarding the Galena Rd., Mill Rd. and Kennedy Rd. area.
As WSPY reported earlier this week, City Engineering Consultant Brad Sanderson says new discussions are leaning toward having both a traffic signal and a roundabout in the area.
The joint meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Yorkville City Hall.