Category Archives: Planning

“Rental Bubble” on the way?

Perhaps coincidentally, this article in the New York Times was published the day before the Daily Herald’s article about Round Lake Beach village leadership being concerned by the relative lack of sales of single-family homes to actual homeowners, and more-so to investors: “Wall Street’s … Continue reading

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Webinar: Countermeasure Costs – Putting a price on Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

Webinar: Countermeasure Costs – Putting a price on Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. Central Time Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required HERE) The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Voice from the Past – 1

It’s been 20+ years. Enough time has gone by.  Was she right, or was she wrong? What do you think? Chicago Tribune article: “Summer Resort Develops a New Identity“

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Roundabout: Half-time Update

With a scheduled re-opening date of Thursday August 15th, the project to convert the 4-way “STOP” intersection of Monaville and Cedar Lake Roads in about half-way through the alloted project time. Several of us have been checking out the progress on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the old Applebee’s location

… and an update. It wasn’t just the RLB Applebee’s. The Franchise holder for all Applebee’s in Illinois went bankrupt a few months ago. There was a sale of assets, during which potential new owners would have a chance to … Continue reading

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We’re Looking for a Sign

Literally, we’re looking for a sign. In particular, the “Welcome to the Village of Round Lake Beach” sign at the east “Gateway” into town. We believe it was removed when Lake County DOT did the Rollins Road / Hook Drive … Continue reading

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Roundabout Fallout

Wow, saw the first effects of the Monaville Rd / Cedar Lake Rd Roundabout Construction Project detours yesterday. Insane amounts of traffic on Orchard Lane right through the middle of the Country Walk Subdivision. You know what? Orchard LANE can handle it, … Continue reading

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To help you imagine…

Without even the wreckage of an old “downtown district” or village center from which to “re-build”, several residents have told us that they can’t even picture what a downtown here would look like, were there to be one in the wastelands between … Continue reading

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A Look at the “Replacement Generation” – I

As we examine policies and practices which guide planning and construction, it is critical that we consider “Why do we think the things we do?”, as embodied into Zoning, Codes, and Ordinances. Some of our actions are also the result of cultural … Continue reading

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Localism 101: Investing

What should we do to help build our local economy? What CAN we do? Have other communities made helpful changes that we can do here as well? Before we run out and maybe make a mistake because we just “Have to do … Continue reading

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