Affordable Housing in Palatine

Back on July 20, the Plan Commission of the Village of Palatine, on the recommendation of Village Staff, voted down a proposed mixed-income development at the old Mia's Garden site on Quentin Road, north of Northwest Highway. Neighbors organized strong opposition to the proposal, and the Village Staff objected to density issues of the plan. Recently, the developer, the nonprofit Northpointe Development, resubmitted a revised proposal that incorporates the input from the Village and the neighbors. This plan includes important improvements.

Affordable housing advocates are asking residents and community groups to show strong support for the project via a letter writing campaign. It would be a shame for the Village to lose the opportunity to provide more affordable housing simply because they only heard from the NIMBYs. Here is more information:

For the benefit of residents who do not usually speak for themselves, please help provide a balanced voice to the Village by writing a letter in favor of the proposed affordable housing development at 874-920 N Quentin Road (Just north of Quentin and NW Highway).  A personal note including your personal experiences with housing would be most welcome. Feel free to incorporate any of the information below in your response as well..

Northpointe Development has resubmitted a plan to the Village of Palatine for this 40-unit mixed income development. The property will have 10 3BR, 12 2BR, and 18 1BD units designed to fit a mix of cost and family needs.  The new proposal is under review, but a new hearing date has not yet been set.

After gaining feedback during meetings with neighbors, Northpointe reduced the proposed density of the development by 30% (to the current 40 proposed units) and incorporated multiple features to address their concerns.  These include: reduce the height from 3 to 2 stories, remove balconies from the rear of the building, and add 80+ trees along the fenced property line – all to create separation and privacy for current neighborhood residents.  

The new proposal also addresses all of the other design recommendations made by the Village. 

REQUESTED ACTION: Please make your voice heard by sending a letter IN SUPPORT of this project to:

200 E Wood Street

Palatine, IL 60067 


You should address your letters to any or all of the following: Emails are provided where available.


  • Ben Vyverberg, Director of Planning and Zoning ( [email protected]
  • Planning Commission Members:

Conrad Hansen            Dennis Dwyer         Eric Friedman

Patrick Noonan            Robert Kolososki    Rodney Bettenhausen

Stephen Fedota            Teri Williams


[email protected] [email protected] (mayor)

[email protected] [email protected] (D6)

[email protected] [email protected] (D5)

[email protected] [email protected] (D4)

[email protected] [email protected]  (D3)

[email protected] [email protected]  (D2)

[email protected] [email protected]  (D1)

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  • Maria Galo
    published this page 2021-10-25 13:58:32 -0500
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