Developers unable to secure Vernon Hills housing proposal

Despite a reputation for building quality homes in the Lake and Cook County area, the Jacobs Companies were unable to convince Vernon Hills trustees to accept their proposal to build town homes at the current site of The Forge Club, which was once a banquet hall for private events.

The proposal would have been met with great demand, as Vernon Hills has been expanding as a community this decade, as made evident with the recent expansions of Hawthorn Shopping Mall. Plus, the location off of Milwaukee avenue and its being adjacent to Lifetime Fitness would likely have made it a very hot community. Still, local trustees feared that it would lead to a large increase of traffic, which is already becoming an issue as the city has been growing. Although at this point in time the project appears to be going nowhere, there is always a chance it could resurface in the near future. After all, as changes to the community continue to grow, ideas and flexibility will increase as well.


Steven Johnson

Broker with Coldwell Banker


Servicing the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Learn more about Steven Johnson; realtor with Coldwell Banker


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