Below is an excerpt out of the Glenview Announcements. The full article is located on their website
Hangar One finds new museum site
The top mission of the Hangar One Foundation has been to retain the memory of the former Glenview Naval Air Station, which was closed in 1995 and redeveloped as The Glen.
Early on, OliverMcMillan, developer of The Glen Town Center, was receptive to the idea of a museum somewhere in the shopping center. The foundation was given use of a storefront rent-free, and opened a temporary museum there in June of 2004.
By February, the developer had notified foundation officials that negotiations were being completed to lease the space to a retailer. Saddened and startled by the news, foundation members, many of whom had served at the base, packed up the artifacts and memorabilia from the air station's nearly six decades.
In October, the foundation's board found 1,000 square feet at 2040 Lehigh Ave. that it thought ideal for a museum because the former hangar's tower can be seen from the space, which is in a strip of businesses on the former base's eastern border.
Foundation volunteers began fixing up the space in hopes of a Veterans Day opening, but failed to file an application to secure a conditional use permit from the village of Glenview. Village officials halted the work until the proper paperwork had been filed.
It has been, the Plan Commission this month recommended the conditional use be granted, and the Village Board is expected to vote on the matter next month.