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Capital Project Director

Email: d***@***.us
Local Address:  Chicago , Illinois , United States
Village of Glenview

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    The Glen Redevelopment Project
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Glenview Assistant Village Manager ..., 6 July 2012 [cached]
Glenview Assistant Village Manager Don Owen said investigators have been able to determine that the driver of the crushed vehicle was male. However, due to the condition of the second victim, an adult, authorities weren't able to immediately verify the sex of the passenger.
The bodies of the victims and the vehicle were taken to the medical examiner's office, Owen said, adding the identification of the victims is expected within 24 hours.
Glenview Watch: The real scoop on issues and events in Glenview, Illinois, 10 May 2004 [cached]
Glenview's Redevelopment Director Don Owen warned that the village faces a "significant risk" to its tax base because one dealership - McGrath Acura - has moved away and others might follow.Neglecting to mention that two dealers, Jennings and Bredemann, opted to stay and expand, Owen said the loss of a single dealership could cost $100,000 per year in property tax and $200,000-$500,000 in annual sales tax receipts.
Village Hall predicted the dealerships on Willow Road, to be built on nine acres of land on the east and west sides of a parcel anchored by Costco, would generate $5 million in new property taxes over the next 20 years and sales tax revenue of $750,000-$1 million annually.
Land for the proposed development was originally set aside for creation of wetlands in exchange for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill other wetlands at The Glen.Owen said the developer, Harlem-Irving, had done little to fulfill the promise and characterized the new wetlands as "partially stabilized storm water detention pits."
In exchange for an okay from the corps, Owen said the village would spend up to $825,000 ($700,000 plus a 25 percent contingency fee) to create new wetlands on open space around Lake Glenview and the Air Station Prairie.
Noting that storm water would have no place to go once wetlands were paved, Owen said Fields would have to construct costly underground vaults to retain run-off, and because the building sites had been filled with soft soil, the dealer would find it more costly to build.
For those reasons, Owen said it was necessary to give Fields $2.2 million in public money from the tax increment financing (TIF) fund established to promote redevelopment at The Glen.
If Fields is unable to operate all three dealerships over a 10-year period, Owen said some of the incentive money would be returned.
Owen said it was too late to negotiate for that.
Owen said Fields would pay $1 million to developer Harlem-Irving for nine acres of land.
In making the pitch for car dealerships over wetlands, Owen said, "There is a sales tax component to this that would allow the village board to consider additional open space purchases if you're interested."
If McCarthy's side kick Don Owen is serious about his claim that car dealerships could bankroll future acquisition of open space, let him propose an ordinance to create a green fund, earmarking sales taxes from the dealerships to buy 10 acres of open space elsewhere in Glenview and to assure that our natural areas are properly maintained.
Nursing Homes Magazine, 24 June 2004 [cached]
Adds Don Owen, director of The Glen Redevelopment Project, "The nice thing about the Town Center is that it's designed to appeal to all age groups."
Heartland Real Estate Business, 27 Jan 2006 [cached]
“We had 100 percent control from the start because we had annexed the base in 1971, but we had no idea back then that it would ultimately close and we would be presented with this opportunity,” notes Don Owen, economic redevelopment director of The Glen Redevelopment Project. “We were also fortunate that the remediation process was relatively quick and inexpensive.” Owen also credits a fine development team — “we knew when to ask for help, and who to go to” — as well as a municipal government that was both financially capable and politically savvy. “In Glenview,” explains Owen, “we do not have to go to a referendum to get approval for bonds, and because we have an AAA rating, we were able to borrow cheaply.
Owen notes, however, that the most successful centers in the Chicagoland area are open-air: North Michigan Avenue, Oakbrook Center and Old Orchard. Furthermore, Glen Town Center will have awnings, and the visitor will be able to walk from the structured parking directly into the cinema and a covered entrance for Von Maur. 5. Downtown: Glenview already has a downtown that is 1 mile to the southeast. But Village Redevelopment Director Don Owen does not think that Glen Town Center will hurt downtown because the latter will never be suitable for modern retailers, due to a lack of space for anchors and parking. He sees the potential of downtown in the so-called "spillover funky" tenants that cannot afford to pay town center rents, retailers like antique and hobby shops. In fact, Owen says, downtown’s prospects can only be enhanced by the additional traffic generated by Glen Town Center.
Welcome to HangarOne, 7 Mar 2005 [cached]
The Keynote speaker for the Eighth Annual Meeting was Don Owen, director of economic redevelopment who shared the microphone with Larry Carlson, President Village of Glenview, Ret. Col. A.C. Realie, immediate past Hangar One President and Master of Ceremonies, Frank R. Mack, incoming Hangar One President, and Leo Kaye, VP of Finance.
Owen, Carlson, Realie and Mack celebrated the many accomplishments of the Glenview Hangar One Foundation's successes under Ret. Col. A.C. Realie, including executing the preservation of the control tower and north and south pod facades of Hangar One finalization of the first phase of Navy Park, inclusion of Naval Air Station Glenview memorabilia in the Glen Town Center, and the successful Memorial Brick Program that will enable Hangar One to finalize Navy Park at no cost to Glenview taxpayers.
Caption: Don Owen, Director of Glen Redevelopment, Frank R. Mack, Hangar One President, and Larry Carlson, President of the village of Glenview, pose for a picture after the 2004 Annual Meeting.
Don Owen, EVP of the Glen Redevelopment Project, and a veteran of Naval Air Station Glenview
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