Arlington 425 Design Commission Meeting, March 30; Planning Commission, March 31

Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights 2021 (view looking southeast/Norwood Builders)
Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights 2021 (view looking southeast/Norwood Builders).

A revised version of the Arlington 425 development project, a residential and commercial mixed-use development planned for the Downtown, will be discussed at a Tuesday, March 30th, 6:30 p.m. Design Commission meeting followed by a Wednesday, March 31st, 7:30 p.m. Plan Commission meeting. This proposed development by CCH LLC/Norwood Builders is for the vacant parcel on the southwest side of downtown Arlington Heights bounded by Highland Avenue, Campbell Street and Chestnut Avenue.




Revisions to the project have a more direct impact on residents on the west side of Chestnut Avenue where the two buildings directly across the street to the east will each be one floor taller than originally planned, and will further diminish morning sunlight and affect landscaping foliage and flowering specifications on the existing west side properties. Revisions to the Arlington 425 project announced in November 2020 by the developer, CCH LLC/Norwood Builders, include the following:

1) Eliminating the proposed 7-story Highland residential building above six stories of parking (13 stories) and replacing it with a four- or five-story parking garage with no residential units above.

2) Changing the Campbell Street building from a nine-story building with 182 residential units and commercial space on the first and second floor, to a 10-story building with 26 more residential units proposed in place of the second-floor commercial space and 7,900 square feet of commercial space on the first floor.

3) Adding one floor to the 54-unit, four-story building facing Chestnut Avenue to a new plan of a five-story building with 85 residential units.




These proposed revisions to the Arlington 425 development change the total number of residential units from 361 to 319 under the newest proposal and reducing commercial space from 43,800 square feet to 7,500 square feet.

In November 2020, Attorney Mike Firsel said opportunities in retail that would generate sales taxes beyond the building’s east side “are extremely limited, or may be nonexistent altogether.”




The $150 million development was approved by the Village Board in May 2019 after extensive review. In August 2020 the developer was granted an extension to zoning approvals on the site until June 2021.

NORTHEAST VIEW 2021/2020

Arlington 425 plans in 2021 (view looking northeast/Norwood Builders)
Arlington 425 plans in 2021 (view looking northeast/Norwood Builders).
Arlington 425 original plans (view looking northeast/Norwood Builders)
Arlington 425 original plans (view looking northeast/Norwood Builders).

SOUTHEAST VIEW 2021/2020

Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights 2021 (view looking southeast/Norwood Builders)
Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights 2021 (view looking southeast/Norwood Builders).
Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights early 2020
Arlington 425 plans for downtown Arlington Heights early 2020 (view looking southeast/Norwood Builders).




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Sign announcing public hearing for a virtual public hearing for design commission review and a hearing for consideration of a special use permit for a parking garage in a B-5 zoning district. There was a ‘typo’ on the sign for the year of the meeting.




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Sign announcing public hearing for a virtual public hearing for design commission review and a hearing for consideration of a special use permit for a parking garage in a B-5 zoning district. There was a 'typo' on the sign for the year of the meeting
Sign announcing public hearing for a virtual public hearing for design commission review and a hearing for consideration of a special use permit for a parking garage in a B-5 zoning district. There was a ‘typo’ on the sign for the year of the meeting.