Welcome to the first Friday Wrap for July 14th, 2017…thanks again for joining me to learn about Burr Ridge news, events and progress! Here is a link to this week’s video that was filmed at our newest store, PEAK RUNNING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuRZnkN0MLI.
CONCERT UPDATE: Tonight’s band is called FINAL SAY and they are play Top 40’s band of the more current popular music as well as some classics from recent decades. It is being hosted by the Willowbrook Community Bank.
PEAK RUNNING Store…Opens in the Village Center!
Last week, Burr Ridge residents Tiffany and Mike Cruikshank opened a very unique athletic shoe and apparel store and already had their Grand Opening last night!! They also have a successful location in Downers Grove and they do things differently, like assess how you walk and run before recommending the right shoe. They also call it PEAK RUNNING…with a Twist, but you’ll have to go in to see what that is?!
Village Board Meeting:
This week, Doug Pollock attended his 1st Board Meeting as our new Village Administrator after serving the village as running the Community Development department for the last 21 years! All Items on the Consent Agenda and it was my shortest meeting so far (15 min). But one very important topic was addressed by resident Laurie Chang who expressed her concerns about an asphalt company looking to build a plant along the Cal-Sag Channel. Though not in Burr Ridge, we are tracking this closely and will keep you advised.
Potential New Subdivision for Empty/Early Nesters:
As you may know, developer David Weekley Homes was approved to build a 52 home subdivision on the vacant land at the end of the parkway by the BR Corporate Park Lake adjacent to the Marriott Hotel, but they cancelled the project for the second and last time. The good news is that three developers want to pick up where they left off and it appears that a Burr Ridge builder, McNaughton Development, has a contract pending with the bank and is exploring all options. It would be age-targeted for “Empty Nesters”, but may also attract what I call “Early Nesters” or young couples without children or just beginning a family. I’ll keep you posted on progress.
RIC Medical Facility Construction Begins: You may have seen that two buildings on County Line Road across from our downtown entrance have been demolished? That is to make way for the new RIC Medical Facility! As a reminder, RIC stands for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and they are one of the most highly accredited facilities of its kind.
Harvester Place Anniversary & Phase II Opening: The village’s only dedicated memory care center on South Frontage Road is celebrating their first anniversary and opening their east wing. All are invited for appetizers, desserts, drinks, etc. on Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30-8pm.
C.O.P.S. Will Cycle to Burr Ridge SUNDAY…on behalf of Fallen Officers:
About 60 bicyclists and 20 support personnel of C.O.P.S., which stands for Concerns of Police Survivors, will be making an honorary stop at the Burr Ridge Police Department this SUNDAY, July 16,at approximately 9:20 AM, on their 400 mile route from Alton, IL to Maywood, IL.
This is a 400 mile annual charity ride that raises money and awareness for surviving family members and loved ones of fallen officers. The ride will come through Burr Ridge via Route 83, South Frontage Road, 79th Street, and finally stopping at the Police Department. The route through Burr Ridge will be decorated with signs and ribbons by the Burr Ridge Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy alumni.
That's a Wrap...make it a great week!
Mayor Mickey Straub