Statement Regarding Canal Shores Tenth Hole Easement

The Village has learned that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) approved an easement to Cook County by a vote of 5-4 to build a road across the tenth hole of the Canal Shores Golf Course. We recognize many residents are concerned about this issue and appreciate all of the messages we’ve received. The Village of Wilmette’s responsibility in this manner is to evaluate requests for zoning and land use for new construction. While we understand that residents are eager to learn the Village’s position on this matter, the Village Board is legally required to evaluate any proposal in an open, public process and make a decision based on the evidence presented.

Presently, no application has been filed with the Village covering this property. If and when an application and plans are received, the Village will provide notice to the public, including making available any application materials and plans on the Village website. At this time, the Village has no additional information as to what the owners’ specific plans will be for the property. As is always the case, the Village is committed to an open and transparent process which will provide all materials to the public and include multiple opportunities for public input.

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