Preservation Program Gives Frankfort Homeowners Incentive to Make Improvements

“FRANKFORT, IL – Homeowners in downtown Frankfort’s Old Town now have an incentive to improve their homes while keeping them in line with the historic parameters and feel of the neighborhood.

The village board approved a new “historic home preservation program” last month. It offers relief in fees associated with the improvements and recognition for homeowners who take part.

Jeff Cook, development services director for the village of Frankfort, said the incentives come at three levels.

For those undertaking a $1,000 remodeling project, the village will waive a $75 permit fee and $25 plan review fee. When the project is complete, the homeowner will receive a letter from the mayor thanking them for their investment.

Those undertaking a $10,000 remodeling project, a $225 permit fee and $50 plan review fee will be waived. They will also receive a certificate.

Anyone taking on a remodeling project valued at $50,000 or more will skip an $825 permit fee and $100 plan review fee and will get a plaque commemorating their work.

“These will be for the more extraordinary renovations that will make the structure more sound and to keep is marketable and up to standards for years,” Cook said.

It “recognizes those working to preserve homes in our downtown district,” he wrote on Facebook after the program was approved in mid-January.

Cook said the creation of the program began as a response to some structures in downtown Frankfort that have been demolished in recent years and replaced with ones that “don’t always fit today’s marketplace.”

“We realize people had the right to do so, but felt like we weren’t doing as much as we could to reward those who were maintaining their homes and keeping them marketable,” he said. “Here, we are acknowledging their efforts and encouraging investment.”

The preservation program isn’t modeled after any other specific community, but the result of “a collaborative process” that looked at what has worked in several places.

“We picked the one that fit for Frankfort,” Cook said.

Photo courtesy of Village of Frankfort”

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Two South Chicagoland Open Houses this Saturday, Feb 11th

Come take a look February 11th, 2017 from 12:00-2:00PM at two South Chicagoland Open Houses for sale. The showing time is the same at both locations.


11236 S Drake Ave, Chicago, IL 60655

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Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago Open House with the Baz Realty Network.

2 Bed / 1 Bath plus den, 1294 SQFT with 2 car detached garage with driveway and street parking. Great potential in desirable location. Home just waiting for a new owner, come in with your ideas.


3330 Ann St, Lansing, IL 60438

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3 Bed / 1 Bath. Beautiful home on a corner lot with character.  Many upgrades including fireplace and 2.5 car garage, as well as street parking. The original owners of the home have maintained it with love and care. Large bedrooms, perfect for a growing family or at home workspace. The full basement adds extra space for entertaining as well. Large garage that is heated as well make this a true rare find. This one will not last long!

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New Home For Sale: Best of Both Worlds in Frankfort, IL

FOR SALE 21515 Wolf Rd , Frankfort, IL 60423

Rare gem in Frankfort! Horses welcome on 5 acres of property complete with beautiful home. Includes a barn with electricity, heat and running water, and inground pool. Great family location in school districts 157C and 210 of Frankfort, IL. Best of both worlds – private property located close to shopping, Old Plank Trail, and all of what Frankfort has to offer! 3 bed/2.5 baths, remodeled kitchen/powder room and freshly painted! Permaseal in the basement, as well as a in-ground pool! All new security systems as well as cable & satellite! Includes a bike trail & walk to big box shopping center!

You will not find anything else like this in the area

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CURRENTLY OFF THE MARKET. 21310 Brown Dr. Frankfort, IL 60423 is FOR SALE! 3 Bedroom 3 Bath move in ready!

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Address: 21310 Brown Dr. Frankfort, IL 60423


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PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful Ranch FOR SALE in Mokena, IL

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Address: 9230 Willow Ln, Mokena, IL 60448

Exterior Front
Beautiful brick ranch with a large front yard.


Updated Kitchen with granite counter tops.

Living Room

Family Room
Large family room with a fireplace.


Large finished basement with wet-bar.

Back yard

Huge backyard with a pool, and a swing set. Also have a large deck on the first level, and a patio outside of the basement.
Huge backyard with a pool, and a swing set. Also, a large deck on the first level, and a patio outside of the basement.

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Property Description:

This is a MUST SEE PROPERTY! Walking into the property you are greeted by beautiful hardwood floors, and to the right is the children’s play room. This room is a multi purpose room. This can be kept as the play room or made into the front room.  Furnished with hardwood floors and a large window to let all that natural light in! To the left of the entrance is the dining room. Straight ahead form the entrance is the very spacious living room. The living room features a tray ceiling, a fireplace, hardwood floors and a large window. Off the living room and dining room is the kitchen. This eat in kitchen offers tons of cabinet space, and counter space. The kitchen offers granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances such as the refrigerator, dishwasher and stove. In the middle of the kitchen is a island that offers more cabinet space and counter space. The kitchen has been opened up to the living room, so when you’re doing the dishes you can watch the television or talk among your guests! The first floor offers 3 bedrooms. One of them being the master bedroom. All three of the bedrooms on the first floor are carpeted. The first floor also offers 2 full bathrooms. One in the master bedroom and the other for guests or the kids! Heading downstairs you are greeted by a spacious finished basement. The basement offers a wet-bar, a large entertainment area, fourth bedroom,  laundry room, third full bathroom,  office and a large storage area.  The basement has access to the backyard and outdoor patio. The swimming pool has an attached deck. The backyard offers beautiful landscaping and a swing set for the kids. This back yard is the perfect back yard for entertaining!

Property Features: 

  • Price: $319,900
  • Sq Ft: 3,800
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Patio

Schools in the Area:

The main school district for Mokena is Summit Hill School District 161. This school district consists of six schools in the Mokena area. They are: Arbury Hills All Stars, Indian Trail School, Frankfort Square School, Dr. Julian Rogus School, Hilda Walker School and Summit Hill Junior High School. Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 is the primary high school district for Mokena. Lincoln Way High school district consists of four high schools: Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way North and Lincoln-Way West.  Lincoln-Way North will be the primary high school for this particular property in Mokena.

Community Features:

The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center

Address: 10847 La Porte Rd. Mokena, IL
Address: 10847 La Porte Rd. Mokena, IL

The recreation center is a great place to get your work out on! The 40,000 sqft building offers everything you need to get healthy! The recreation center offers three multi-use courts, state of the art fitness equipment, suspended walking track, dance/group exercise room.

Mokena Park Map

Mokena has many parks to take the kids! There is to many to list! So I provided the printout from the Mokena Community Park District website. Click on the link to get the addresses of each park in the Mokena Area.


 The Oaks Disc Golf Course

Address: 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena

The Oaks Disc Golf Course is a 27 hole course.  Its located on 35 acres of rolling wooded terrain.  The best news is that its free to play! Its a fun way to get the family outside and play some Frisbee golf!



First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Just a 10 minute drive from the property is the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater. This music venue holds a whopping 28,000 people and has a variety of musical events to fests! For a complete schedule of events click here.

First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

For a list of all the local businesses and restaurants in the Mokena area please visit our website.

This property is TURN-KEY! Get this property while its HOT!

To schedule a showing please call us at 708-277-9229.

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