This webpage provides information about current and proposed development projects in Union Grove. Visit the Village Meetings page for information about upcoming meetings of the Village Board, Plan Commission, and Community Development Authority. Also be sure to follow the Village’s newsletters for more news and announcements.

Current Projects

Canopy Hill (S. Colony Ave. and 58th Rd.)

Canopy Hill is a 160-acre multi-use housing development along U.S. Highway 45, across from Union Grove High School. The development will consist of 188 single-family lots, 60 duplex two-story condominium units, 8 ranch condominium units, 50 senior housing units, 60 multi-family residential units and 18 acres of parkland. The total project is anticipated to have a valuation of $112.8 million.

Originally proposed in 2007, Canopy Hill was forced to undergo delays due to the economic recession. Around the time of the original proposal, the Village invested $1.8 million in utility improvements to support Canopy Hill – these improvements were installed during the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 45. Canopy Hill was reintroduced in 2019, and Village officials have been working with the developer to encourage a development that would add a desired mix of housing and open space, while enhancing the long-term economic vitality of the community.

When Canopy Hill was reintroduced in 2019, the Village held a series of public meetings and presentations to gain feedback from community stakeholders. During those meetings, many participants expressed interest in a greater mix of owner-occupied housing for the development. Village officials proceeded to work with the developer on creating additional housing options to supplement the multi-family rental housing, including ranch and two-story condominiums. The revised development plan includes a healthy mix of owner-occupied housing and multi-family rental housing, both of which are key to the success of the project.

The Village also heard concerns from neighboring residents regarding the potential impact of development on drainage in the area. In response to these concerns, the developer produced a storm water management plan consisting of four storm water ponds designed to route all proposed runoff to four ponds, where 80% of total suspended solids will be removed. The proposed peak storm water flows from the developed site will be less than flows from the existing site.

  • To view a Frequently Asked Questions page relating to the Canopy Hill development, click here.

Project Updates
On March 1, 2021, the Village Board approved a development agreement for Canopy Hill, along with a final plat for the initial phases of the development. The Board also adopted Resolution 2021-03, approving the created of Tax Incremental District (TID) number 7. The Joint Review Board subsequently met on March 15 and approved the project plan for TID 7. Ground-breaking of Canopy Hill is expected by summer 2021 for the initial phase, which will consist of 63 single-family lots, ranch townhome buildings, multi-family buildings and the senior living community.

Project Economics/Highlights

  • The ranch townhomes and multi-family buildings will be constructed within Tax Incremental District (TID) Number 4, generating approximately $9.4 million in tax increment that will help reimburse debt incurred from the water and sewer utilities in 2008.
  • 163 single-family lots, 60 duplex townhome units and the senior living community will be developed in a newly created TID #7. The developer will not receive any up-front incentives but will be reimbursed for the costs of infrastructure from future tax increment generated by the development (up to $22.4 million in reimbursement of verified infrastructure costs).
  • 25 single-family lots will be developed outside of any tax incremental district, generating approximately $10.6 million in assessed value that will go directly onto the tax roll.
  • The developer will donate 18 acres to be used for public parkland that will include a Village-approved trail system constructed by the developer.
  • The development will contribute approximately $1.9 million in impact fees and connection charges to support future utility needs and improvements to parks, library and fire department.
  • The development will be conditioned upon Village approval of a storm water management plan and traffic impact analysis.
  • The construction of the development will take place with a phased buildout over the course of approximately eight years.

Project Plans

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Dunham Grove (69th Dr. east of Shumann Dr.)

In 2018, Pre/3 purchased the western half of the “Fonk property,” a 45-acre parcel located in the southeast corner of Union Grove on 69th Dr., east of Shuman Dr. Dunham Grove is a residential development consisting of 62 single-family homes and 120 multi-family units (10 buildings with 12 units each). Phase 1 of the project started in fall 2019, and it will be comprised of 23 single-family homes and all of the multi-family units. Phase 2 will be constructed at a future time and will include the remaining single-family homes.

Project Economics
The Village Board approved a development agreement on April 22, 2019. It was subsequently amended on August 26, 2019 to reflect additional sidewalks as recommended by the Plan Commission.  Public hearings and zoning approvals took place at meetings held by the Plan Commission and Village Board in May and June 2019. The development agreement was conditioned upon the creation of a tax incremental financing district (TID #6) to fund the infrastructure needed to serve the development. As part of the agreement, the project will achieve a minimum assessed value of $20.7 million by 2023 and an additional value of $14.2 million by 2029. TID #6 is projected to close by 2040, and an expected $34.8 million will be added to the Village’s property tax base. In addition to adding considerable assessed value and new housing options, the project will result in new water and sewer service to the southeast corner of the Village from Highway 11.

Project Updates
April 2021 – A preliminary plat for Phase 2 of the Dunham Grove subdivision was approved by Plan Commission and the Village Board on April 8. The second phase pf the subdivision will consist of 39 single-family lots. To view the preliminary plat application, click here.

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