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Joe Taylor’s Compasspoint Gets OK for Barrington Redevelopment

Developer Joe Taylor III is keen on playing in his own backyard.

The Barrington resident, whose firm Compasspoint Development has a handful of projects in various suburbs of Chicago, scored approval from leaders of his hometown to build a four-story, 125-unit luxury apartment complex in the town’s Golden Triangle area, the Daily Herald reported.

The proposal received unanimous approval during the Dec. 11 village board meeting, signaling the commencement of a long-awaited redevelopment of the downtown area.

The 6.2-acre project, located at 200-300 North Hough Street, is set to redefine the southern side of West Liberty Street, encompassing the former Market Center building and a former Volvo dealership. The centerpiece of the development is the multifamily building, called the Mylo Barrington, plus 12,600 square feet of restaurant and retail space.

The project will also include a 2,900-square-foot full-service restaurant, coffee lounge and residential lobby that will be developer-owned and open to the public.

Taylor’s firm earlier this year won approval in Des Plaines to build another project, also called the Mylo, for which it planned 131 apartment units at 622 Graceland Avenue with hopes of delivering the project this year. Compasspoint this month overcame some initial local opposition and got a nod from Arlington Heights officials to build a 135-unit building with a ground-floor restaurant in that northwest suburb, at 116-120 West Eastman Street, where the apartments will replace two low-rise office buildings.

Taylor is moving forward with an innovative touch to the Barrington development, called the Roost Motor Club, where Compasspoint will offer 38 “car condominiums” for high-end vehicle collectors. The car condos, on a parcel near railway lines and bounded by Liberty Street, are expected to draw interest from beyond the Barrington area.

The completion of this project marks a significant milestone in the redevelopment of

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Makers of Kingsman franchise use redundant Derby factory for film shoot

Film crews on the site of the former Aida Bliss factory in Derby

Film crews on the site of the former Aida Bliss factory in Derby

A redundant factory in Derby has been the latest location for a Hollywood film shoot.

The former Aida Bliss site on City Road, in Chester Green, has been a hive of activity for the past two days.

Marv Studios, responsible for the Kingsman franchise, is keeping tight-lipped on a name for the future film.

The building is subject to a £13m ($16.3m) investment to turn it into Europe’s first state-of-the-art film studio and stunt training facility.

The road was closed on Monday and Tuesday for filming and stunt work.

Road closed sign

City Road in the Chester Green area of Derby and surrounding streets were closed for filming

Andy Buckley, the supervising location manager at Marv Studios, is in charge of choosing where filming takes place.

He told BBC Radio Derby the former factory is integral to the story, adding: “The impact to the area will be immense, certainly once the film is released and it will be identifiable as being in Derby.

“There’s always a case for the local community.”

Asked if any celebrities were on site, Mr Buckley added: “Unfortunately, I cannot say.”

The investment project is being led by Marv Studios and Damien Walters, a Derbyshire-born former Team GB gymnast turned stuntman.

The 41-year-old has worked on films such as Captain America: First Avenger, James Bond’s Skyfall and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

People on site

Marv Studios, the makers of the Kingsmen franchise, is shooting a film in Derby

Bruce Wiggins, who is part of the residents’ association for the area, said he believes the film would be released in 2026.

He added many people in the area were able to watch some of the stunts.

“It’s been a really positive experience for Chester Green. It’s been a lot better

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