Trustees Consider Annexing 225-Acre Development
Byline: Josh Stockington
Campton Hills is only a few months old, but the village already appears interested in getting bigger. A few trustees last week perked up at the possibility of annexing a 225-acre development planned west of the village.
The proposal for Stonefield Subdivision is currently being reviewed by Kane County, which will have the ultimate say in whether it's built as planned. But Campton Hills was given the chance to weigh in because the development is within 1 1/2 miles of the village.
The village board first deferred to Campton Township's unanimous approval of the project earlier this month.
Then, some trustees went as far as to say they would like the developers to return with an annexation agreement in hand if the county turns down the plans for some reason.
Aside from boosting the village's tax base, trustees indicated the subdivision would fit with Campton Hills' desired rural feel. Officials say the subdivision will consist of homes that cost $800,000 or more and sit on 1 1/2- to 3-acre lots.
"It certainly is compatible with what is in the existing, surrounding areas," Village President Patsy Smith said.
Developers want to put the subdivision east of Swanberg Road and Poyner Park, north of the Windings subdivision and south of the Evening Prairie subdivision.
In contrast to Campton Township's feeling, the development is opposed by Lily Lake, which also is within 1 1/2 miles.
Campton Hills Trustee Al Lenkaitis Jr. has reservations, too. "I don't see the public as being for it," he said. "It doesn't fit the semirural character of Campton Hills. …