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 …

Related News: Joliet Project Threatens Community

Although this is NOT the NorthPoint Development project, the project below is of interest to many in Jackson Township. PROJECT DETAILS: The city of Joliet is planning to rezone over 300 acres of currently zoned agriculture (that according to the comprehensive plan was to be residential) property to make way …

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 …

NorthPoint Withdraws Application From Elwood

Winning Battles, But War Rages On Waiting until the last possible minute, NorthPoint Development withdrew its zoning and annexation application filed with the Village of Elwood. This is a win for local Jackson Township residents (including unincorporated and Village of Elwood and Manhattan residents) who fought for the last year …

Elwood Board Unanimously Opposes NorthPoint!

What we once thought was impossible has happened! The Elwood board voted UNANIMOUSLY at tonight’s board meeting to formally oppose NorthPoint Development in Will County. Not only does this help to give the residents a voice, but it also further complicates things for NorthPoint Development. Now, NorthPoint will need a …

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 …

NorthPoint’s Application Incomplete — Many Steps Ahead

NorthPoint Development Continues to Make Headlines For All The Wrong Reasons NorthPoint Development recently submitted an application to Will County for the rezoning of 670 acres in Jackson Township. The application, submitted by well known and respected land use attorney Richard Kavanagh, was submitted without several critical pieces of information …

UPDATES & HAPPENINGS

STILL WATCHING As this summer got started, we found ourselves attempting to get back to some semblance of normal life while still keeping a watchful eye on the NorthPoint situation. We are still keeping an eye on village and county goings on. There are a lot of minor updates — …