North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former site of the Fox Valley Golf Course named Lincoln Valley on the Fox. Approximately one year ago, national homebuilder DR Horton submitted plans for an age-targeted 55+ development on the 102-acre former golf course site. Laughead had a list of concerns, including density of the development, lack of affordability, drainage, and traffic safety. A few more speakers expressed interest in saving the mature trees while others spoke in favor. DR Horton made changes from the original plan of 400 units to address density concerns by North Aurora officials. The updated plan includes 149 single-family homes, 63 two-family dwellings (126 units) and 33 three-unit townhome buildings (99 units) for a total of 374 units. The city of Aurora government solicited sale of the property after it closed the golf course in 2016. DR Horton is under contract with the city of Aurora government to purchase the property and develop the age-targeted development.The village of North Aurora government maintains jurisdiction over the property. The Village Board could vote to approve as early as its next meeting, June 18.
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