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Construction to Begin on Plainfield Apartment Complex

The first tenants will be able to move in by January or February 2013, according to the developer.

It will be about a year and a half before all 17 buildings at the apartment complex are completed, but tenants can begin moving into the 340-unit development sooner than that.

Kimberly Grimm, vice president of development for developer Continental Properties, said the first building is scheduled to be completed in early 2013. The property is located at 23756 127th St., east of Route 59.

 “We’ll be turning over the buildings as they’re done,” Grimm said.

In the meantime, the existing building on the property, last occupied by , has a date with the wrecking ball.

Jeremy Droeszler, project manager with contractor Horizon, said demolition could happen as soon as next week.

Mayor Mike Collins, village trustee Margie Bonuchi and several village staffers attended Continental’s Tuesday morning groundbreaking ceremony on the project, set to begin construction later this week.

Grimm said the apartments, which could bring an estimated 565 new residents to Plainfield, will rent for $900 to $1,850 per month. The complex will be a mix of studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Continental Properties owns and manages multi-family developments in Iowa, Nebraska and several southeastern states. According to Grimm, Springs at 127th is the company’s first venture in Chicagoland.

“This is an area that has a lot of population growth, it has a lot of employer diversity,” she said. “We’re honored to be one of the first multi-family projects in Plainfield,” she said.

Not everyone is excited about the large multi-family development.

, an attorney for Craig and Judy Haick, whose home is north of the development, urged village trustees to vote against annexing the property into Plainfield.

Collins said with the economy beginning to turn around, there’s a need for rental property in the Plainfield area.

“I think this is exactly the right time for this kind of project,” the mayor said.

JeffK May 17, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Property values are down to those levels but property taxes are not. You love to deal in truth and fact as long as it is half truth and partial fact. The number of occupants has gone up in both single family homes and residential rentals since the crash. Making this study obsolete. PSD 202 has made sure this complex won't be paying a fair share. The only benefit of this complex is that it has assured us a new village president, 3 new village trustees and 4 new school board members next year. So in the end I agree that the village will benefit. I also agree with taxing churches
Tim May 17, 2012 at 12:47 PM
single family homes are not in a vacuum. Taxes on homes went up the same as taxes on apartments. The ~2.00 ETR ratio has stayed the same. Just ask the people in the numerous apartment buildings that have existed in downtown Plainfield for over 2 decades.
MidwestGal May 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Thanks Plainfield for allowing more kids in our already overcrowded schools. Wasn't this orginally thought to become section 8 housing? Before you jump on me - I have not gone through the village notes... Maybe some of the residents can fill up the ESL classrooms too and expect 7 to 1 student/teacher ratios. Maybe the park next door will have all the overflow of kids play at there and vadalize it. Maybe the Walmart will have even more pajama weearing Walmartians. Ah... Plainfield keeps getting better every day!! Great town!
MIKE May 31, 2012 at 06:42 PM
It will give our police department something to do beside give out tickets. Make them earn there money. lol
Kim July 12, 2012 at 04:21 AM
I recently moved to Plainfield from Lockport... our taxes were almost DOUBLE in Lockport for 1/8 of the businesses & things to do that Plainfield has. I cant believe this many people can complain about a town that has stores, resturaunts, nice roads, a nice downtown & actual things to do. I dont see how one apartment complex could bring "trouble" to an area or overcrowd a school. Alot of people that lived in my last apartment complex were transient people not wanting to live in the city, mainly younger 20 or 30 somethings most without kids... I'm ecstatic apartments are coming to Plainfield. I want to move of my parents house but really cannot afford to buy a house and really dont want to. Stop worrying about an apartment buliding people we live in a nice area!

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