Preserving 20 N. Middleton Ave.

to create the

Palatine Greenway

Greenway Preservation Opportunity: 20 N. Middleton Ave.

There is a 1.75 acre parcel that is for sale in Palatine that is in near pristine natural condition and has the main branch of the Salt Creek flowing through it from north to south.

There are small to medium sized public parks located immediately to the north, south and west of the parcel, so acquiring and preserving this property would fill a gap and essentially create a greenway in an area where currently none exist.

Existing Conditions

Purchase 20 N. Middleton Ave.

Combine 1102 W. Palatine with 20 N. Middleton Ave

Purchase West Town Buyers Group parcel

Welcome the community to explore their new natural area

Build trail underpass and accompanying path during future Palatine Road reconstruction

Sign as Palatine Greenway and integrate with the community

Methods of Land Conservation

While there are dozens of ways to preserve open space for the Palatine Greenway, limited resources make many methods of land acquisition difficult to implement in small and medium sized communities such as Palatine.

Below I highlight 2 methods that are commonly used in built up communities. Other common methods include subdivison land dedications, donations, conservation easements, and bidding on tax lien & mortgage foreclosures.

Full Acquisition (i.e., Fee Simple)

Step 1

Identify property for possible acquisition based on its ability to protect the stream corridor and construct a multi-use trail. Monitor its MLS status and take no action while it is not on the market.

Step 2

Once the property becomes for sale, a municipal, district, county or non-profit organization's board members instruct their legal counsel to contact the seller to negotiate a purchase price and prepare a purchase offer.

Step 3

The seller accepts the purchase offer and a closing date is set. On the closing date, the ownership of the property is transferred to the government or non-profit agency.

Step 4

Agency staff takes possession of the property and schedules scrapping and demolition of existing structures.

Step 5

The property becomes new public green space.

Step 6

Once enough contiguous parcels are assembled through the process, the green space can become a named park or have a greenway trail constructed upon it.

Partial Acquisition (i.e., Fee Simple + subdivision)

Step 1

Identify property for possible acquisition based on its ability to protect the stream corridor and construct a multi-use trail. Monitor its MLS status and take no action while it is not on the market.

Step 2

Once the property becomes for sale, a municipal, district, county or non-profit organization's board members instruct their legal counsel to contact the seller to negotiate a purchase price and prepare a purchase offer.

Step 3

The seller accepts the purchase offer and a closing date is set. On the closing date, the ownership of the property is transferred to the government or non-profit agency.

Step 4

Agency staff takes possession of the property, identify the portion of the property that should be converted to public open space, and schedules any necessary repairs to the existing structures.

Step 5

The property is subdivided and the home is sold off with the resulting proceeds covering most if not all of the original purchase price.

Step 6

The remaining portion of the property becomes new public green space.

Step 7

Once enough contiguous parcels are assembled through the process, a greenway trail can be constructed upon it.

Properties that have Greenway Potential

No.PINAddress & Redfin LinkAcquisition
Type
MLS StatusLast CheckedActions
102-16-410-004 40 N Middleton Ave 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
202-16-410-005 60 N Middleton Ave Palatine IL 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, Sep 30, 2019
302-16-410-013 20 N Middleton Ave 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
4AUCTION-Palatine Palatine properties for Auction Full No parcels up for auctionMonday, May 25, 2020
502-15-304-014 508 W Palatine Rd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
602-15-304-015 512 W Palatine Rd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
702-16-405-005 1170 W Wilson St 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
802-16-405-015 144 N Clyde Ave 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
902-16-405-017 1150 W Wilson St 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1002-16-406-004 145 N Clyde Ave 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1102-16-406-005 130 N Middleton Ave 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1202-21-201-006 1053 W Palatine Rd 60067 Partial Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1302-21-203-013 5 N Quentin Rd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1402-21-203-014 801 W Palatine Rd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1502-21-203-019 801 W Palatine Rd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1602-22-201-064 43 S Cedar St 60067 Partial Status UnknownTuesday, May 5, 2020
1702-22-216-002 177 S Smith St 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020
1802-22-404-041 210 Pleasant Hill Blvd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, Apr 20, 2020
1902-22-406-068 278 W Illinois Ave 60067 Full For Sale!Monday, Apr 20, 2020
While 278 W ILLINOIS ST is for sale, Steve has not yet performed any advocacy action to ensure that this property (or portion thereof) is preserved for a future greenway. Feel free to contact him at sbreese@gmail.com to prod him into action!
2002-22-412-017 239 W Cheryl Ln 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, Apr 20, 2020
2102-22-412-018 239 W Cheryl Ln 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, Apr 20, 2020
2202-22-413-001 124 Pleasant Hill Blvd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, Apr 20, 2020
2302-22-414-001 125 Pleasant Hill Blvd 60067 Full Not For SaleMonday, May 25, 2020