Walgreens Proposes New Store in Wheaton

Walgreens is proposing to build a new store at the corner of Roosevelt and County Farm roads, replacing the existing Burger King.

Walgreens is proposing to build a new store in Wheaton at 2191 Roosevelt Road, at the corner of Roosevelt and County Farm roads.

After a unanimous vote to recommend approval of the project by planning and zoning board members, Wheaton City Council will vote on the planned unit development (PUD) at its meeting Monday night.

The proposed 14,800-square-foot drug store would replace the existing have a drive-thru pharmacy with access on the north side of the building, with 44 parking spaces located east and south of the building.

Traffic consultant Javier Millan told zoning board members at a June meeting that 44 parking spaces fall short of the required space, according to the city's zoning ordinance. The ordinance requires five parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for drug stores.

Using the ratio in the ordinance, the proposed store would have 74 spaces. However, Millan said a 44-space lot would be adequate, based parking areas at other Walgreens stores.

A Wheaton resident at the meeting said she supported the proposed project.

The pharmacy closest to the proposed Walgreens location is at . Other pharmacies are located east on Roosevelt Road, in the Danada shopping area or on north Main Street.

Wheaton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at , 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton.

Patch will update this story Tuesday morning.


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John Mihas August 06, 2012 at 03:52 PM
That's what the city needs another Walgreens. Talk about poor planning.
Gregg Slapak August 06, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Ohh, how bout another day salon and/or bank. That being said, at least such would add to our tax roles as opposed to, yet, another place of worship and/or non-for-profit entitiy. eh?!
Lynda Kukla August 06, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Actually, there is a Walgreen's at County Farm and Geneva Roads.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 04:43 AM
That's kind of far, too—isn't it?
billy August 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Is this in the flood plain of Winfield Creek ?
Laura August 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
We don't need another walgreens. Let's do something useful with the abandoned Jewel store downtown.
Gregg Slapak August 07, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Laura: As a downtown home owner, I have long pushed for such. Last I understood the property had developer interest in constructing a professional medical building. Maybe a ground floor pharmacy??? I've not heard any recent news. Perhaps "Patch" has updated news for us?
Gregg Slapak August 07, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Ms Charlotte Patch, Genvea and County Frams road is about a five minute drive to Roosevelt and Cty Fm Rds. Target has a very nice R/x. I'd like to see that turned to 24/7
Molly R. O'Brien August 07, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Hey, I gotta an idea. Let the free market decide.
John Mihas August 07, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Apparently your candiate Ives did not apply that principle to Aveda Hair salon. Having the city take over the property from one owner, to sell it for for 100,000 dollar loss.
Molly R. O'Brien August 07, 2012 at 05:35 PM
That's a cheap shot, and a lie. Jeanne is the only one that brought this whole thing to light. If bringing in business to down town is bad for Wheaton, then Jeanne is guilty. Her record from Aveda to Morningside to Focus is all about growth.
John Mihas August 07, 2012 at 05:53 PM
What lie, she voted to sell the property at 200,000. The city paid 300,000. Do the math, and tells who is making up the difference.
karen parent August 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
There is also a Walgreen's in Central DuPage Hospital (Cadence Health). I remember when Home Depot wanted to go in on the same corner and it was voted out immediately. Too much traffic for an already crazy intersection due to everyone coming off I88 to get the County Court House.
Molly R. O'Brien August 07, 2012 at 06:15 PM
It was prior a prior council that paid 300K. Jeanne shined the light of transparency on the whole thing, and finally got the property off the books. If it wasn't for Jeanne we would be looking at another vacant store front.
John Mihas August 07, 2012 at 06:23 PM
So I am correct, she voted to sell the building at loss to the taxpayers of Wheaton. Free market decides who moves in or out, not taxpayer subsidizes. She had chance to vote no, but she voted to sell it at loss.
Gregg Slapak August 07, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I recall and agree with you, Karen. Hope you are well!
Tom Mouhelis August 08, 2012 at 12:31 AM
forest preserve used imminent domain to take that property
Robert K August 08, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Eminent Domain.
Tom Mouhelis August 08, 2012 at 01:01 AM
spelling is a challenge on a phone
Gregg Slapak August 08, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Your thoughts on this Mister Councilman?
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
I think it might be, Billy
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Laura, there is a medical office opening there.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Why do you think so?
Christopher September 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Wow, when are people going to realize that it costs money to fix up a downtown area! Seriously, is there really an issue over a $100,000 loss?!? Can someone calculate for me how much that will cost each taxpayer (my calculator is bad at fractions). There are numerous properties that the City should be taking over at this point. Just because someone owns a property in downtown Wheaton doesn't mean they have the right to not take care of it. Ridiculous.


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