The Des Plaines zoning board will review a permit renewal request for a controversial outdoor tent set up by Fountain Blue banquet hall later this month. The original meeting was scheduled for Feb. 26 but was canceled due to snow.
The tent has been a contentious issue between the owner of Fountain Blue and the people who live in the residential homes nearby. Neighbors say the tent has created an abundance of noise “polluting” the area. Patch Local Voice Bill Dillon has accused Fountain Blue owner Tom Diamond of installing the tent without a permit and continuing to operate although he claims the business is violating the noise ordinance.
Diamond has spent $50,000 on sound mitigation for the tent and will considering building a 12-foot-high wall around the tent if the city approves an extension to his conditional use permit, the Chicago Tribune reports.