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 …
The increase is a good sign for the village's housing situation, but there's still room for improvement, mayor says.
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
In a sign that the economy could be slowly improving, new single-family home applications in Frankfort exceeded last year's total, said Mayor Jim Holland at Monday's Village Board meeting. As of August, the village had received 32 applications, four more than the 2010 total of 28. This is the second year in a row the village has seen an increase in home applications, Holland said. "We certainly expect to have more by the end of the year," he said, adding that none of this year's applications were for spec houses. Although the mayor noted that the increase was a good sign, he stressed that this didn't mean new-home sales were at an acceptable level yet. "It's a gradually improving situation for the housing situation, (but) it's not …