Village of Manhattan Says NO to NorthPoint

Manhattan Takes a Stand… Finally It’s been more than a year since NorthPoint Development approached the Village of Manhattan with their plans for Compass Business Park. The Jackson Township project was an industrial warehousing development of unprecedented size and scope. During that time, the Village of Manhattan remained tight-lipped on …

NorthPoint Completes and Submits Application to County

NorthPoint Development previously submitted an incomplete application to Will County for a reduced-size Compass Business Park. They have completed their application with the county and will await a hearing date, likely not to be scheduled until 2019 due to the current hearing schedule. You can view the application materials from …

Why No to NorthPoint is Marching in the People’s Climate March

Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on September 8, 2018 This year, we will be participating in the People’s Climate March, which kicks off at O’Connor Park in Elwood, Illinois and marches down Walter Strawn Drive to BNSF on September 8, 2018.  The focus of this march speaks to the …

Village of Manhattan Sues Village of Elwood Over NorthPoint Development

— MEDIA STATEMENT — The foundation of NorthPoint Development’s business is built on duping unsuspecting small towns, but they have clearly underestimated the intelligence and dedication of those in this community. The Village of Elwood has been complicit in their deceitful practices by going out of their way to lack …

Manhattan Issues Boundary Default Notice to Elwood

The boundary issues have come to a head: the village of Manhattan has formally issued a notice of default to the village of Elwood regarding violations of the boundary agreement. Elwood has until February 27th to respond. This is a necessary step that gives the village of Elwood the opportunity …

BOUNDARY IN THE SAND

Boundary big deal – WHAT IS THE BOUNDARY AGREEMENT & WHY DOES IT MATTER The boundary agreement is in place to protect the interests of two neighboring villages and to establish a mutually-agreed upon boundary in which each municipality would have the power to annex unincorporated property up to the …