The pace of development in downtown Brookfield appears to be accelerating, with a multifamily residential building proposed at 8845 Burlington Ave. If built, it would be the fifth such development in the past four years.
The project will be the subject of a public hearing before the Brookfield Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.
According to plans submitted to the village, the new transit-oriented 14-unit development would be three stories tall and topped by a roof deck accessible to residents of the building. The existing apartment building, which sits just steps away from the Prairie Avenue Metra station, would be demolished.
Plans show that developers are asking for at least two zoning allowances, including for parking and impervious surface coverage. The development, according to the zoning code must have at least 17.5 parking spaces, while the development shows 11 onsite spaces, which include one handicapped-accessible space.
Developers are also proposing 39 bicycle parking spaces as part of their proposal, although it’s unclear whether those would be onsite or ones located at the nearby Metra station.
The building, arranged in bays topped by alternating gabled and flat parapet walls, would be clad in gray and dark blue cement board, with balconies protruding from the Burlington and Forest Avenue facades.
At its highest point, the building would be 39 feet, 8 inches tall. The development would sit on a 10,343-square-foot-parcel.
According to Village Planner Kendra Kuehlem, the petitioner for the project is Jason Huang, a real estate broker with the Downers Grove-based Keller Williams Experience. The property has been held in a real estate trust since 2008, according to Cook County Clerk property records.