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|Agreement Progress Uncertain For Gale Village
|At Monday night's Galesburg City Council meeting, the Council approved the plats for the proposed Gale Village Subdivision.
The measure passed both a preliminary and final plat on the subdivision with Alderman Jeremy Karlin recusing himself.
After the vote, Mayor Sal Garza invited Developer Todd Raufeisen and local attorney Barry Barash to give updates on the state of negotiations.
Barash says he wasn't sure how negotiations were on the "Stisser" property.
"I talked with Todd a number of times, including tonight and the economics from his perspective don't work, the economics from our perspective do," says Barash. "We'll have to see. Once the infrastructure is completed, the roads are in, that may change things."
The Gale Village development stalled after an agreement could not be reached between Raufeisen Development and the Stisser estate.
The stalling negotiations prompted Raufeisen to submit an amendment to the proposal that would allow his company to develop in phases.
At Monday night's meeting, First Ward Alderman Ken Goad said that he has received several calls from residents requesting a gas station.
Raufeisen said that anything can happen, but that particular request is unlikely.
"As of this time, no," says Raufeisen. "The challenge you have with a convenience store is if you look at the entrance off of Seminary typically they like to be right in is their preferred so they want people to turn right into their store and those three parcels are taken."
After approval, negotiations are continuing but Raufeisen has, in the past, called the negotiations dead.
|03 05 13 by Newsroom
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