Public Notice for a Signage Variation Hearing for Northwestern Medicine

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Jeff Rhoades, representing Kelmscott Communications, has submitted a signage plan for a comprehensive update to the signage on the Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital campus, including updating the appearance, location, and total number of signs located throughout the campus. The DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance restricts the number, size, and location of signs that may be placed on the property. In order to allow the number, location, and size of signs proposed, several Variations must be granted from the County Sign regulations. Before a Variation can be granted, a public hearing must be held before the DeKalb County Hearing Officer.

Mr. Rhoades is requesting such Variations for the Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital campus located southwest of the intersection of State Route 23 and Bethany Road. A public hearing will be held by the DeKalb County Hearing Officer on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the DeKalb County Administration Building, East Conference Room, south entrance, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore, IL 60178. All interested persons are encouraged to attend and be heard, as this will be the only opportunity for public input on the application.

The petition, DK-17- 3, is available for inspection at the DeKalb County Planning, Zoning, and Building Department, 110 E. Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL, (815) 895-7188.

The subject property is zoned BC, Business Conservation District, with a Special Use Permit for the operation of a Hospital on a portion of it, and is legally described as follows:

LOT 2 IN KISHWAUKEE HEALTH CENTER SUBDIVISION OF PART OF THE NORTH ½ OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “R” OF PLATS, PAGE 58, IN THE OFFICE OF THE DEKALB COUNTY RECORDER, IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. LOT 4, 5, 6 KISHWAUKEE HEALTH CENTER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION OF PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 4, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN BOOK “R” OF PLATS, PAGE 58 ON MAY 20, 1977 AS DOCUMENT NO. 402302 (EXCEPT THEREFROM THE EAST 165 FEET THEREOF; AND ALSO, EXCEPT THEREFROM THE SOUTH 66 FEET THEREOF); IN DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

That part of Section 12, Township 40 North, Range 4 East of the Third Principal Meridian, DeKalb County, Illinois, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at the Southwest Corner of Lot 1 of Love’s Subdivision of parts of Assessor’s Lot’s 3 and 34 of said Section 12; thence westerly 623.45 feet (623.8 feet deed) along the North Line of Oaklands, being a Subdivision of part of Section 12, to a point 15 feet east of the Northwest Corner of Lot 6, Block 1 of Oaklands; thence northerly 276.85 feet (277 feet deed) parallel with the West Line of said Lot 6; thence westerly 67.62 feet parallel with the North Line of said Lot 6; thence northerly 1028.85 feet parallel with and 259.92 feet east of the Centerline of “Loves Lane” (now abandoned); thence easterly 201.69 feet along the North Line of Lot “F” of the F.D. Love Estate Partition Plat; thence Easterly 1250.72 feet (1,252.05 feet deed) along the North Line of Lots “F” and “E” of said Plat; thence Southerly 905.00 feet along the Centerline of S. B. I. Route 23; thence westerly 390.96 feet (391.1 feet deed) parallel with the North Line of said Lot 1 of Love’s Subdivision; thence southerly 380.00 feet along the West Line and the northerly extension of the West Line of said Lot 1, to the point of beginning;

Excepting therefrom that portion thereof dedicated to the State of Illinois, for purpose of a public highway being the east 60 feet of that portion of the above described tract being west of the Centerline of S. B. I. Route 23; Excepting the east 204.53 feet of the South 225.12 feet from the southern most section of the above described tract.

P.I.N.s: 08-12- 100-032, 08-12- 126-003, 08-12- 200-003, 08-12- 200-040, 08-12- 200-041, 0-12- 202-002, 08-12- 202- 004, 08-12- 202-005, 08-12- 202-009, 08-12- 202-010, & 08-12- 202-011.

Multiple Variations are sought from Section 7.09 of the DeKalb County Zoning Ordinance to allow for the rebranding of the Northwestern Medicine – Kishwaukee Hospital campus that if approved would allow the applicant to implement a signage plan that exceeds the DeKalb County Signage regulations throughout the hospital campus.

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Marcellus Anderson

Assistant Planner

DeKalb County Planning, Zoning, & Building Dept.