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Village Board Talks Housing Growth, Property Transfers and Liquor Licenses

Mayor Jim Holland also reminded residents that Winter on the Green begins on Sunday.

Single-family home construction in Frankfort is on the rise.

Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland reported at Monday’s village board meeting that the village received 75 single-family home applications in 2012, a 78 percent increase over the amount received in 2011.

The latest numbers indicate significant housing growth in Frankfort compared to recent years.

In 2009, the village received 19 applications.

“It is encouraging to see this increase,” said Holland.

The village board voted on Monday to transfer ownership of Michele Bingham Park to the Frankfort Park District.

The six-acre property has been leased to the district for years. The park district requested ownership of the land in order to implement long-term park improvements, such as signage renovation, equipment installation and new parking facilities, according to documents provided by the village.

“It will continue to be a gem of the park district,” said Tom Carstens, executive director of the district.

The board also passed two amendments to accommodate liquor license requests from two Frankfort grocery stores.

The first amendment will allow Mariano’s Fresh Market to sell beer, wine and sake at the in-store café and as a carryout item when the store opens in March.

The second amendment consolidated two liquor licenses held by Frankfort’s Jewel-Osco location into a single license.

During the mayor’s report, Holland noted that Winter on the Green begins Sunday. The event series will continue until mid-February and will include festivities such as the ice fest, the winter carnival and the annual chili cook off.

For more information about Winter on the Green, visit the village website.  

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Kerri U January 08, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Drinking and grocery shopping, I am in. I thought of that idea a few years ago but how do you pitch that to a chain?? When is Mariano's opening?

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