Neighbors Sue to Stop Man's Division of Libertyville Lot
Waller, C. L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer
A group of Libertyville residents have filed a lawsuit to try to stop construction of three houses on a vacant lot in Paradise Park Estates off Lake Street.
Meanwhile, village board members are expected to consider on Tuesday a plan commission recommendation approving a preliminary plat for a three-lot subdivision at 940 West Lake Street.
There are 34 lots in the residential area established in 1957. Libertyville developer Mike Werchek wants to remove one existing house, owned by Edwin L. Oberto, and subdivide the site into lots for three houses.
Werchek was not available for comment Friday.
The maximum building area for each lot is 9,516 square feet, 6,998 square feet and 6,239 square feet. In exchange for a narrow gravel driveway leading up to the Oberto house, Werchek proposes a street 60-feet wide that runs from Lake Street north to the new houses.
"Most of the people who live here could live anywhere they want - even in one of the newer subdivisions - but those who live here do so because they like the neighborhood," said William Krueger, whose house is adjacent to the three-acre lot. …