The Yorkville Minute - September 17, 2018

Yorkville Development Update

The 2018 summer construction season has been extremely busy for Yorkville. Between May 1st and August 31st the City has issued a 107 new single family residential permits, which is the highest total since 2007. The most active subdivisions were Grande Reserve, Caledonia and Windett Ridge.  New commercial construction is heating up as well with permits issued for the following businesses:
171 Saravanos Drive (Stagecoach Crossing)
Banquet Hall

1835 Marketview Drive (Menards)
Burger King

2001 Whitekirk Lane (Prestwick)
Yorkville Christian High School

147 Commercial Drive (Yorkville Business Center)
Self Storage facility

Openings of commercial projects under construction are also on the horizon and include Aldi’s (Rte. 47) grand re-opening after major expansion and renovation in October 2018; Grace Coffee and Wine shop (42 W. Countryside) plans to open in November 2018; Cedarhurst assisted living facility (Cannonball Trail & US 34) is expected to be complete and operational in December 2018; Hacienda Real (Kendall Crossing), new Mexican restaurant is expected to break ground soon and open its doors in spring 2019; and finally, the Holiday Inn hotel (Kendall Crossing) anticipates completion by winter 2019. More renovations and new occupancy of existing commercial buildings are also expected in 2018-2019.


Did You Know? Online Permit Process Now Available!

Residents, contractors, and business owners can apply online for permits, submit documents, schedule inspections and track the status of their request through the review process from their smart phone or computer here:  Users can create an account allowing them the ability to apply online for nearly fifty (50) types of residential or commercial permits ranging from pool installation, decks, patios and roofs to new construction, additions, change of occupancy and signs. Applicants can also request and schedule building inspections for open permits through the web-portal and receive an email of the results.

2018 Road To Better Roads Construction Update

Road to Better Roads is the city road rehabilitation program that was established in 2013 to improve the overall quality of Yorkville's road infrastructure. Roads to be included are based on a detailed engineering analysis of every street and comparing it to the cost of repairing the street at various points throughout its lifespan, then selecting the streets that give the City the best value. The more value we get each year, the more roads we can do and the sooner we can do them.  In 2018, the City completed the following work with approximately $506,000 in construction costs:

  • 1.05 Miles of Roadway Paved using 2,854 Tons Asphalt
  • 1,128 Feet of Concrete Curb and Gutter Replaced
  • 20 ADA Sidewalk Ramps Updated
  • 1,786 Sq Ft of Sidewalk Replaced 
Teri Lane Before
Teri Lane After
Hiding Spot Park

Park Snapshot - Hiding Spot Park

Hiding Spot Park is located at 307 Park Street in Yorkville.  This is home to the music themed playground that gives children ages 5-12 the opportunity to explore both physically and musically while playing with several of the unique playground features.  This playground is wheelchair accessible and has two adaptive seat swings.  The park also includes a shelter, sand, and picnic area for everyone to enjoy!
The playground at Hiding Spot Park was replaced the summer of 2007 during a Community Build.  The Community Build gave residents the opportunity to assist the Parks and Recreation Department in the installation of the playground, giving the residents a better understanding and appreciation for the knowledge, skill, and hard work that goes into building and maintaining each of Yorkville’s parks and playgrounds.  

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