The Farmstead Pool and Racquet Club is looking to expand, but needs the OK from Naperville city officials before it can proceed with the work.
On Wednesday night, Naperville’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave a positive recommendation concerning the plan for the club, located at 904 Millrace Lane.
According to club officials, the business has grown to the point where it needs to to expand its patio to accommodate customers at its concession stand.
“It’s simply to provide more space for the concession area,” Brad Butler, the club’s treasurer, told the commission.
City code requires an unroofed patio to encroach only five feet into the mandated 30-foot front yard setback.
The club is requesting a variance that would cut 19.5 feet into the setback.
Despite that, city staff’s recommendation pointed out that the patio would still be set back further than a parking lot located on the property.
No neighbors object
With no neighbors in opposition and the club also proposing a new 7-foot wrought-iron fence around the patio, the commission had no objection.
“It would prohibit business growth,” Commissioner Bob Williams said of turning thumbs-down on the variance. “And nobody’s objecting to this.”
The plan now goes to the City Council.