CNH Industrial Redevelopment Project


Date Updated: February 15, 2024

This site contains the most reliable and up-to-date information on the CNH Industrial Redevelopment Project. At this time, the Village has not received a formal or official zoning petition.  The most recent changes will be noted with an [Update] at the beginning. You can also sign up for an email notification when updates are made to this page. The Village does not collect your email address when you sign up; it is securely stored in a third-party system.

Existing CNH Industrial Property Outline
Existing CNH Industrial Property
 
Questions or comments related to the CNH Industrial Redevelopment Project should be directed to:

Community Development Director
Janine Farrell
jfarrell@burr-ridge.gov

Click Each Topic to Expand for More Information

Timeline
Below are brief updates for the project, with the most recent developments first. At this time, the Village has not received a formal or official zoning petition for the CNH property.

  • [Update] January 17, 2024: The second Ad Hoc CNH Committee meeting was held. The draft minutes from that meeting are available here. At the meeting, copies of the December 22, 2023 Committee Chair's letter to CNH were distributed to Committee members. The letter is available here
  • January 12, 2024: In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, the Ad Hoc CNH Committee posted the agenda for the January 17, 2024 meeting. It is available here
  • January 3, 2024: The draft minutes from the December 13, 2023 Ad Hoc CNH Committee were posted. They are available here.
  • [Update] December 22, 2023: A letter from Committee Chair Schiappa was sent to CNH summarizing the December 13, 2023 meeting. The letter is available here
  • [Update] December 13, 2023: The first Ad Hoc CNH Committee was held. The agenda and minutes are available here.
  • December 7, 2023: In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, the Ad Hoc CNH Committee posted the agenda for the December 13, 2023 meeting. It is available here.
  • November 28, 2023: On November 28, 2023, the members of the Ad Hoc CNH Committee were finalized. This committee includes a mix of current elected and appointed officials, as well as engaged residents. View the list of committee members. The first meeting of this committee is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 pm at the Burr Ridge Police Department Training Room. In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, the Ad Hoc CNH Committee will post agendas and minutes of future meetings here.
  • October 25, 2023: At the October 23, 2023, Board meeting, Mayor Grasso's recommendation to form an Ad Hoc CNH Committee (Agenda Item 8C of the Board Packet) was approved. The CNH Committee will consist of current elected and appointed officials, as well as residents, and will serve as a platform for the Village to gather community perspectives regarding appropriate development uses for the 110-acre CNH property. Meetings will be scheduled in the evenings; specific dates have not been determined at this time.
  • August 7, 2023: The Village of Burr Ridge is aware of a potential development proposal by Bridge Industrial for the CNH Industrial property at 6900 Veterans Blvd. This concept includes a Costco retail location, limited-hours gas station, regional headquarters office building, and business park/light industrial space. Read the full news release here (pdf).
  • June 16, 2022: The Village of Burr Ridge is made aware that CNH Industrial is relocating out of Burr Ridge and plans to sell its 110-acre lot and facility. The Village of Burr Ridge announces this information through a news release.
Zoning Petition Process
At this time, there is no formal or official zoning petition received by the Village for the CNH property. The process detailed below is a brief, general overview of how zoning petitions are reviewed in the Village of Burr Ridge. 

  • Zoning Petition Definition: A zoning petition is an official or formal application to the Village for a certain type of zoning action. Zoning action can include changing the text of the Zoning Ordinance, changing the zoning district of a property, a special use to permit certain types of uses, a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for a larger cohesive development, or variations to deviate from standards within the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Petitioner Information: Zoning petitions can be submitted by the property owner or a representative of the property owner with their consent (i.e. attorney, architect, developer, real estate agent, contractor, engineer, etc.). A person or entity which has a contractual interest in the property may also submit a petition with the consent of the owner.   
  • Staff Review: When a formal petition for zoning action is received by Village staff, the petition is reviewed to ensure it is complete and contains all the required documents such as engineering plans and studies, landscape plans, architectural plans, traffic studies, and environmental studies. The required documents depend on the nature of the request. The review process involves Village staff and may include other entities, like the Fire District. Village staff may require revisions to the documents and this initial review may take weeks or even months. 
  • Plan Commission Review:
    • When the petition is determined to be complete, it is scheduled for a public hearing with the Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals (referred to as the "Plan Commission"). There is a public notification process where the public hearing date and zoning requests are published in a local newspaper, signs are posted on the property, and letters are sent to the properties within a certain radius of the site, typically 750-800 ft. of the site. Homeowners Associations within this radius are also notified so that they can convey the information to all the residents in their subdivision. 
    • At the Plan Commission meeting, staff will introduce the petition and the petitioner may also make a presentation. The public is invited to make comments on the petition. A petition may be continued to subsequent meetings if the Plan Commission requests additional information or changes to the plans. 
    • The Plan Commission is a recommending body comprised of appointed officials. The Plan Commission makes a recommendation for approval or denial to the Village Board of Trustees. 
  • Board of Trustees Review: The petition is then reviewed by the Board of Trustees in a similar process as detailed above. Changes to the plans may be requested and the public is invited to make comments. The Board of Trustees is the final decision making body, comprised of elected officials. Once the Board makes a decision for approval or denial, that is the last meeting and final determination on the petition.  
  • Standards for Review and Decision-Making: Within the Zoning Ordinance, each type of zoning action has a specific list of "Standards" that the Plan Commission and the Board of Trustees must use to review the request. These Standards are also referred to as Findings of Fact. The Plan Commission and Board of Trustees must find that each Standard is met to approve the zoning action. For example, a special use cannot be approved if adequate utilities are not being provided.   
Meetings

The second meeting of the Ad-Hoc CNH Committee was held on January 17, 2024 at the Burr Ridge Police Department Training Room and began begin at 6:30pm. The agenda and minutes are posted here: click this link

The first meeting of the Ad-Hoc CNH Committee was held on December 13, 2023 at the Burr Ridge Police Department Training Room and began at 6:30 pm. The agenda and minutes are posted here: click this link.

At this time, the Village has not received a formal or official zoning petition for the CNH property. If a petition is received and it is scheduled for a public hearing with the Plan Commission, the information will be detailed here.