Last night the CPC voted -unanimously- in favor of a revised Acquisition Plan for 230 Lake Avenue. This plan was crafted with input from Crystal Lake activists, neighbors, Aldermen, and Mayors office to address various concerns raised by citizens, and and Aldermen in recent meetings by:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Funding the entire purchase with CPC money at a cost not greater
than appraised value
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Creating a permanent waterfront easement to connect all public parcels
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Subdivision of the parcel to allocate more public open space and allow for the house to be leased or sold to an appropriate user- with proceeds to return to CPC fund.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Establishing a conservation and historic restriction on the property
and home in order to protect it from wholesale modifications or
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Allowing a resident caretaker to occupy and maintain the house until
its future is settled.
The Owner has generously cooperated with the public process so far, but has told the City to complete this process by end of March.
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