Plans for Miroballi Shoes to rebuild and stay in Orland Park passed through a municipal hoop Monday night.
Orland Park’s Development Services Committee unanimously agreed Monday night on plans to build a four-unit, 10,000 square-foot building for the shoe store’s new location. The building, slated to be called Miroballi Plaza, will take the space left behind by a Shell gas station that closed eight years ago at the northwest corner of 144th Place and LaGrange Road.
The building will be shaped long and narrow, with parking going in one direction.
A timeline for construction has not been given to the village, nor have other potential tenants in the space filed for permits, said Karie Friling, director of Development Services.
Building plan, permit and impact fees will be waived, as part of an assistance program announced in May for Orland Plaza businesses looking to relocate within Orland Park. A dollar amount for relocation has not been decided on yet for the shoe store, Friling said.
Miroballi Shoes have operated a store in Orland Park since 1976, first in Orland Square Mall and then in the Orland Plaza for the last 15 years.
“I’m pleased,” said owner Dan Miroballi after Monday’s meeting.
As of Thursday, tenants in the Orland Plaza have until Feb. 2012 to move out before the village takes over ownership of the parcel after a lengthy eminent domain challenge.
Randy’s Market Payout Going to Board
The committee also approved a payout to the owners of Randy’s Market for $603,149.73 on Monday.
The grocery store spent 25 years in the Orland Plaza before closing on July 23. The village purchased the remaining groceries for about $96,000 and donated it to the Orland Township Food Pantry after the store closed.
Co-owner and butcher Dave Withers has discussed opening a meat market in town, but plans have not been solidified.
The full board is expected to vote on both the Randy’s Market payout and the Miroballi Plaza plan in October.