The Yorkville City Council unanimously approved plans and a change to an annexation agreement Tuesday evening for a new assisted living facility at Route 34 and Cannonball Trail.
The two-story, 73-unit Cedarhurst of Yorkville development will be an assisted living facility and memory care center, planned for the northeast corner of Route 34 and Cannonball Trail. The 65,000-square foot building is set on a 6.7-acre property that could also include a medical office building in the near future. Developers of the project are aiming for an April 1 groundbreaking and a spring 2018 opening.
Jordan D. Dorsey of Dover Development told the City Council at its Feb. 14 meeting that it would employ 30 to 40 people.
Alderman Chris Funkhouser had argued that the development should have signs that are smaller than the proposed size of 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide, but a motion to enforce that change failed in a 4-3 vote. Funkhouser and aldermen Jackie Milschewski and Seaver Tarulis voted in favor of the change, while aldermen Joel Frieders, Ken Koch, Diane Teeling, and Carlo Colosimo voted against it.