SKOKIE, Ill. – Since last week, the used car dealer Carvana has been able to do business again Illinoisbut the village of Skkie he’s saying not so fast about building a new tower.
This project has been on hold since his business license has been revokedand last year there was a huge battle over this proposed tower between Carvana and conservationists who claimed it would kill thousands of migratory birds.
Carvana has proposed building one of its distinctive glass automobile vending towers right next to Harms Woods, which bird advocates say is an expressway for migratory birds.
Such towers are known to attract birds due to the light, but they can be deadly because they cannot see the glass.
Despite last year’s pushback, the village of Skokie approved Carvana’s proposal that included some basic bird strike mitigation measures.
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However, last week, Skokie sent a letter to Carvana saying her permit was only valid for six months and has been repealed.
The letter went on to say that if the company wishes to reapply, it must follow stricter bird strike mitigation rules that have since been adopted in Skokie.
“I think Skokie village has an opportunity to do the right thing this time around and put things in place that will hold Carvana to a higher standard, or to say, ‘this is really not a good idea,'” he said. said Annette Prince of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitor.
Carvana has arranged with the Secretary of State’s office to do business again in Illinois.