The village of Morton Grove announced Tuesday that an auto dealership may move into the Kraft Foods site at the corner of Golf and Waukegan Roads.
Kraft Foods plans to vacate the property later the year, and developer Hamilton Partners has agreed to buy it,
Administrators at Golf School District 67 have expressed concern about the property sitting vacant, because the cash-strapped district derives tax revenue from the site. About 16 acres of the 57-acre parcel lie in Morton Grove; the rest is in Glenview.
According to a statement Tuesday from the village of Morton Grove, the village has begun tentative discussions with Gary McGrath, of McGrath Acura in Morton Grove, regarding the possibility of relocating another dealership to this site. No formal agreements have yet been signed.
“We’re excited about this opportunity, said Ryan Horne, the village administrator. "Not just for the possible sales tax, but for the benefit new construction will mean to the schools.
“It’s important to remember the majority of property taxes support our schools, and development at this site would directly benefit District 67.”