Acting Burr Ridge mayor delivers good news
Updated: March 18, 2013 1:18AM
BURR RIDGE — One of Robert Sodikoff’s first duties as acting mayor of Burr Ridge came Wednesday.
Sodikoff spoke at the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry about the state of the village, and the news was good.
Sodikoff told those in attendance at the luncheon, held at the Mariott in Burr Ridge, that 88 percent of office space at Burr Ridge Village Center was leased as of the end of 2012, with 71 percent of the mall’s retail spaces filled, and negotiations under way for leases of another 9 percent.
Last year saw two new businesses, Just Ducky and Wok N Fire, come to the shopping center, and improvements were made to some existing businesses.
New homes in Savoy Club, an older-adult community on 79th Street, accounted for 10 of the 23 residential building permits purchased in 2012, the highest number since 2007. Twelve permits were issued in 2010 and just 8 permits were issued in 2011.
Sodikoff, who was named acting mayor upon Gary Grasso’s resignation last month, didn’t pretend to take credit for the report, or the information in it.
“I’m just presenting it. The credit goes to the staff,” he said.
Improvements expected in 2013 include a new roof on the Burr Ridge Village Hall and resurfacing of Madison between 79th and 91st streets.