Proposed Campana Redevelopment Updates

On May 2, 2017, the City Council's Committee of the Whole (COW) reviewed an Initial Land Use Proposal Review for a proposed redevelopment of the Historic Campana Building at 901 North Batavia Avenue by Evergreen Real Estate Group. This page is designed to provide information and updates regarding this project from the City, as it proceeds.

A complete development application was received on June 1st and is now under review by City staff.  The Plan Commission concluded their review on September 6th.  The Historic Preservation Commission approved a Certificate of Appropriateness on September 11th.  The City Council Committee of the Whole review began their review on September 19.  The Committee made a positive recommendation to the full city Council on October 10th.  The City Council reviewed the project on October 16.  

At the City Council meeting last evening, October 16, 2017, Council voted to postpone their vote on the Campana project until November 6, 2017, allowing time for any remaining questions to be posed and answered. Answers to these questions were discussed at a special Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

City Council review was continued to November 20, 2017 where the Ordinances were continued to February 5, 2018.  On February 2, 2018 Evergreen Development formally withdrew their application for the Campana building.  

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City Council Review

The City Council conducted a review on October 16.  Review continued to November 20th, where action on the Ordinances was continued to February 5, 2018.  The application was withdrawn prior to action on February 2, 2018.  
10/16/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Video - Minutes
11/6/17: Agenda - Staff ReportAudio - Minutes
11/20/17:Agenda - Staff Report - Video - Minutes

Committee of the Whole Review

The Committee of the Whole review began their review on September 19.  It continued to September 26 and October 10.  Review was referred back to the Committee for additional information at their October 30th meeting. 
9/19/17:  Agenda - Staff Report (Ordinance revised 9/19/17 2:20 PM) - Materials submitted at COW meeting  - Video - Minutes
9/26/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Applicant Presentation - Materials submitted at Meeting - Highway Commissioner Letter - Video - Minutes
10/10/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Applicant Presentation -  Materials Submitted at MeetingVideo - Minutes
10/30/17: Agenda - Staff Report/Q&A 

Public Hearing and Plan Commission Review

The Batavia Plan Commission opened the Public Hearing for the Campana Redevelopment on August 2, 2017, which continued to August 16 and 30th.  The Plan Commission closed the public hearing on August 30th and began deliberations on the project.  Deliberations concluded on September 6th.  A positive recommendation was made to the the Committee of the Whole. 
Please see the attached Legal Notice for information.

8/2/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Applicant Presentation -Materials Submitted by SpeakersBATV Livestream - BATV Broadcast - BATV Broadcast, Audio Corrected  - Minutes
8/16/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Applicant PresentationWireless Information - Material Submitted by SpeakersBATV Livestream - BATV Broadcast - Minutes
8/30/17: Agenda - Staff Report - Materials Submitted at Meeting updated 9/8/17 - Applicant Presentation -  BATV Livestream - BATV Broadcast - Minutes
9/6/17: Agenda  - Staff Report - Video - Minutes

Historic Preservation Commission Review

The Historic Preservation Commission review began on August 14th and concluded with an approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness for the proposal.   
8/14/17:  Agenda - Application Info - Applicant Presentation - Minutes
8/28/17  Agenda - Rendering - Minutes
9/11/17 Agenda - Additional Landscape Information - Minutes

Informational Meeting

The Fox River Valley Initiative and Evergreen Real Estate Group held an informational meeting on July 17th at the Congregational Church of Batavia.  (meeting flier)    

Initial Land Use Proposal Information

Staff Memo to COW, April 25, 2017 (Revised May 1, 2017)
May 2, 2017 Committee of the Whole - Video
Applicant's Presentation - Minutes

Other Materials

Batavia Comprehensive Plan
CMAP Homes for a Changing Region Plan - Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora and St. Charles
Regional Housing Solutions (CMAP/Metropolitan Planning Council/Metropolitan Mayors Caucus)


Photograph of the Campana Building Main Entrance