Stop the rezoning & annexation of corner of 63rd & Woodward for Walgreens
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We believe that allowing a Walgreen's to be built at said location puts our neighborhood at risk for the following reasons: decrease in property value, increase in flooding and drainage issues, decrease in our rights to remain unincorporated, decrease in privacy, increase in noise, increase in traffic and congestion by adding 1300 in/out vehicles daily to an already dangerous intersection, increase danger to those who live on Woodward Ave, a two lane residential road (northbound) which is not equipped nor coded to handle the increase volume of traffic this retail store will generate, increase in cut through traffic on surrounding side streets, increased safety concerns for our children who walk/drive to nearby schools and children who play in their yards, and the lack of necessity to have another pharmacy in our area considering we have 28 pharmacies within a 5 mile radius (13 with drive thru services of which 6 are open 24 hours). There are 7 pharmacies within 1.5 miles of this area. We feel if the Village truly believes that we need another Walgreen's there is a strip mall directly across the street from the proposed site. A very suitable and appropriate location is the Meadowbrook shopping center which is of course already zoned for commercial use and has three exists to main thoroughfares. In addition, this may rejuvenate the tired strip mall just as CVS did for the strip mall at 63rd and Main St. If not in the Meadowbrook shopping center, there are numerous other areas around the Village, that are zoned commercial and sit vacant. Finally, the Village's comprehensive future plan for the North side of 63rd St. has the proposed area planned for low intensity commercial buildings (office buildings) of which Walgreen's, a retail store, does not fit the plans criteria.
We agree with the Downers Grove Village Planning and Zoning Commission, who voted (7-1) to reject this proposal.
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