Payouts to seven more plaza businesses passed through the village’s development services committee meeting on Dec. 19 with a unanimous vote.
On Feb. 14, the village will become owners of the land upon which Orland Plaza now stands. By that date, remaining tenants on the land will need to leave.
"The court ordered date is fast approaching," said Karie Friling, development services director, at Dec. 19 meeting. "We want to get this done to not have the businesses keep coming back individually."
The payments are mandated in eminent domain cases by the Illinois Equity in Eminent Domain Act of 2007 and the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.
The following total payouts were sent to the full board:
- Bloomingfield Florist: $163,127
- Creative Cabinetry: $87,926.96
- Knitting, Etc: $19,176
- Miroballi Shoes: $78,929
- Norman’s Cleaner’s: $143,444.80
- Syman’s Jewelers: $23,684.76
- Tri-City Electric: $18,565
The businesses will first be paid half of the approved amounts, based on estimates of the cost of operating the businesses and moving. When the second half will be paid depends on whether the businesses reopen or not, and the costs to relocate.
The payment to Miroballi Shoes is to cover moving their store items into storage, while the business’ new location is built at LaGrange Road and 144th Place. Another payment proposal for moving and installing the items into the new location will later come in front of trustees for a vote once the move is complete.
The board approved payouts to the owners of Lang Lee II, Frontier Construction and the Orland Park Bakery on Dec. 5.
In August, representatives of plaza tenants objected to aspects of the settlement agreement between Orland Park and Orland Plaza owners George Gee and Joe Mikan. That matter is still pending in court.