A new private middle school, real estate office and an expanded dog run at the Hinsdale Humane Society office will be on the consent agenda of the July 17 Hinsdale Village Board meeting after each received unanimous approval Monday night by the Zoning and Public Safety Committee.
Advancing for a vote will be real estate office at 23 N. Lincoln St. with a maximum of four agents; a private middle school returning to 125 S. Vine St.; and an Eagle Scout project to expand by about 33 percent the dog run at the Hinsdale Humane Society, 22 N. Elm.
Nurturing Wisdom, which offers one-to-one tutoring in homes, will rent in a building at 125 S. Vine St. that is owned by Zion Lutheran Church and formerly was a middle school. Because the property has been vacant for more than six months, a special use request was needed, said Sean Gascoigne, village planner.
The school will have a maximum of five or six teachers and of 36 students in fifth through eighth grades.
“No work is needed,” he said. “The classrooms are there; a surface parking lot is there.” The school will use the gymnasium in the building.
Craig Ross of Ross Builders wants a special-use permit to have a real estate office on the upstairs of the building he owns at 23 N. Lincoln, according to Gascoigne. Ross wants the ability to conduct real estate business in the building that he currently conducts in his home outside of Hinsdale. Two outside real estate agents would come in and they could be independent or from another, unknown agency .
The Plan Commission had voted 3-2 to approve the special use, with the negative votes coming from two commissioners who wanted more landscaping, according to Gascoigne. Ross amended his request to add four bushes each along the driveway and parking area.
And Matt Saunders of Hinsdale will expand the dog run to about 46-by-10 feet from about 35-by-10 feet as his Eagle Scout project, the planner said. Expansion will be to the west of the area.