The village of Montgomery will explore options for incentives to attract more senior housing in the community.
Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley said at Monday night's meeting that as the population of the community ages, there are "limited opportunities" for 55 and older individuals looking to retire in Montgomery.
Brolley proposed developing a plan to almost entirely waive building permit fees for a planned unit development on new senior housing that meets specific criteria.
In discussion, trustees were generally supportive. Trustee Doug Marecek spoke about his parents as an example.
Trustee Tom Betsinger also spoke about the idea.
The goal would be for single-family homes, such as a "low maintenance" ranch community. Montgomery Community Development Director Rich Young cautioned the board, when developing a plan, to not exclude other possibilities.
President Brolley suggested bringing the item to a committee meeting in January or February to begin drafting a plan. In other items at Monday's meeting, the board gave direction to staff on three site designs for a Metra station if Montgomery were to be chosen for a stop on a Kendall County Metra extension. Trustees said they generally favored a traditional building design for planning purposes. Montgomery Village Administrator Jeff Zoephel indicated if the board were to get to a point where costs on stations were discussed, the board could make the decision at that time.