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Hilton lodge poised for acceptance on Des Plaines’ south side

A program for a $7.5 million Hilton resort on Des Plaines’ south aspect could get an important go-ahead from the metropolis council future week.

Builders are eying land close to the 1700 Higgins Centre office environment setting up at 1700 Higgins Road for the resort. It would be a Residences2 Suites by Hilton operation, metropolis documents suggest.

Ideas connect with for a 5-tale, 64,760-square-foot making with 107 visitor rooms.

An Australian authentic estate outfit named Mariner Higgins Centre owns the just about 6-acre assets. It wishes to offer about an acre on the southeast facet to a distinctive developer for the hotel.

A cost-free-standing restaurant had been envisioned for that acre. If the resort approach progresses, the cafe notion will be eradicated. The business office building — property to Colonial Lifestyle, Colliers and other tenants — would continue being.

Mariner Higgins Centre has asked for the city council amend an present advancement approach for the web page to permit the hotel’s development.

The full site is made up of approximately 400 parking spaces, and the hotel’s design would require parking places to adjust, paperwork clearly show. A 34,658-sq.-foot garage with 207 spaces is proposed for the property’s northwest aspect.

Mariner Higgins Centre wants to obtain a 1,821-square-foot segment of undeveloped land together Webster Avenue from Des Plaines for the proposed garage.

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The Webster Avenue land serves as a drainage location for the assets and the close by Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. The land is worth $25,000, paperwork point out.

The council could tentatively approve equally requests with a single vote Tuesday. Ultimate votes are envisioned Sept. 20.

In linked action, the council will take into account expanding the borders of a special tax zone to incorporate the proposed hotel. That would allow for Des Plaines to obtain added income from place utilization and parking costs there.

“(It) would probably create tens of countless numbers of bucks in added profits for each year,” Des Plaines Economic Growth Manager John T. Carlisle said in a current memo.

Any extra parking spaces at the lodge and parking garage could be repurposed for business parking and produce even additional tax for the town, Carlisle claimed.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The triangular tax zone now is bounded by Mannheim Highway, Higgins Highway and the Canadian Nationwide Railway line. The proposal would expand the zone east of the tracks between Higgins Highway and the tollway, ensuing in a boomerang-like condition.

In August 2020, officials in neighboring Rosemont scrapped a approach to promote Mariner Higgins Centre land it owns at 1738 Higgins Highway for the job. The firm needed the land for parking, but Rosemont backed out following mastering programs modified from a cafe to a hotel.

At the time, Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens referred to as the O’Hare resort sector “oversaturated.” Conversely, Des Plaines Alderman Carla Brookman has explained the site is “an great location for a resort.”

Tuesday’s council meeting is set for 7 p.m. at city hall, 1420 Miner St. The assembly can be considered are living on the net at desplaines.org/accessdesplaines.

The council and the Cook County Board are taking into consideration a assets tax incentive for the advancement, way too. The council is anticipated to vote on that part of the strategy Sept. 20.

The challenge hasn’t yet been positioned on a county board agenda.