BURBANK, Ill. -- More than a dozen homeowners in southwest suburban Burbank may have to abandon their houses for the good of the whole community. The reason? To expand a reservoir to alleviate severe flooding of many other homes.
Friday the mayor of Burbank sent out a letter saying the metropolitan water reclamation district will be paying fair market value to buy up 14-15 homes that line the reservoir in order to expand it.
At a Burbank city council meeting tonight, homeowners learned the property acquisitions by the city is a done deal.
Many residents were devastated by the news.
A meeting will be held in June to crystallize plans on the project that will cost $28 million dollars.