By Dave Fidlin
Citing displeasure over a lack of communication over the status of the Canopy Hill development, Union Grove officials delayed action on a request to take action on an agreement.
The Village Board on April 10 was slated to vote on what was described as a “partial termination and release of development agreement” with F Street Canopy LLC.
The multi-page document contains draft language between F Street Canopy LLC and the village, which are mutual participants in the agreement.
The agreement was written by the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, S.C., and was presented to the board for approval.
One passage within it states, “The village and owner desire to terminate certain provisions of the development agreement with respect to the property.”
But during a brief discussion of F Street Canopy LLC’s request at the April 10 meeting, Village President Steve Wicklund indicated there was no communication with anyone within Union Grove about the change-up in the agreement.
“Right now, we’re after the fact,” Wicklund said of the wheels that already have been in motion on F Street Canopy’s part.
The board ultimately opted to delay motion and directed Village Administrator Kerry Bennett to draft a letter stating the board’s displeasure for the lack of insight into what has been happening on the developer’s side of the equation.
“If we’re going to be partners, moving forward, I think we need to have communication,” Wicklund said.
No one from F Street Canopy or any other representative associated with the Canopy Hill project was present at the April 10 board meeting.
The board could vote on the revised agreement — perhaps as soon as its April 24 meeting — after additional information into the partial termination request is obtained.
Canopy Hill is one of two large-scale housing developments to take root within Union Grove in recent years — the other being Dunham Grove.
Canopy Hill is being developed on the north and south sides of 58th Road.
The first phase included the construction of 13 separate buildings, resulting in a total of 26 condominium units. Subsequent phases will result in the total construction of 35 condominium buildings once the project is fully realized.
The final first-phase condo plat, which was approved more than a year ago, includes construction of four condo buildings on the south side of 58th Road, and the remaining nine buildings on the north side.