The city of Joliet would become the owner of a bridge that would serve NorthPoint Development’s future industrial park. The controversial 2,300-acre project depends on a bridge over Route 53 to create the closed-loop road network that NorthPoint and some Joliet officials say will limit the number of trucks getting onto local roads…. read more →
The Joliet City Council voted 6-2 for NorthPoint Development’s latest plan on Tuesday, again after lengthy comments from opponents to the project.
The approved plan was an expanded from what the council approved a year ago to 2,300 acres. It does not includes a proposal for a bridge near Breen Road. NorthPoint has yet to begin construction and has been fighting litigation aimed at blocking the project…. read more →
The Joliet City Council vote on NorthPoint will proceed on Tuesday after a judge denied opponents’ attempts to delay the public hearing on the project.
Will County Judge John Pavich on Thursday ruled against Stop NorthPoint’s petition for a temporary restraining order that would have delayed the hearing and instructed the city to turn over documents related to any traffic or environmental studies…. read more →
A Stop NorthPoint leader said he received an old draft of a traffic impact study from a Joliet city attorney before the first court hearing in his transparency lawsuit against the city.
John Kieken of Manhattan said Assistant Corporation Counsel Chris Regis turned over an April 2020 traffic impact study to his attorneys Thursday…. read more →
Opponents to NorthPoint Development’s plan for a Joliet logistics park said the developer has urged state officials to resurrect a scaled-down version of the Illiana Expressway to gain a route to another intermodal 30 miles away.
Stop NorthPoint issued a news release citing emails among officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation discussing NorthPoint’s interest in what one referred to as “Illiana Light” to connect its logistics park with a proposed CSX intermodal in Crete…. read more →
I had forgotten the story, but NorthPoint opponent Marge Cepon had not.
The headline: “Joliet wants traffic study for Dunkin’ planned at Six Corners.”
That was in June when the council delayed a vote on the Dunkin’, previously known as Dunkin’ Donuts, until a traffic study would be done because of the potential impact at the Six Corners intersection.
A lot of people are clamoring for a look at a NorthPoint traffic study for its proposed Compass Global Logistics Hub, which is expected to generate more than 10,000 trucks a day when it is built out. But they aren’t seeing it…. read more →
The Joliet Herald-News wrote: CenterPoint joins the fight over NorthPoint Rival developer wants city vote delayed and more details on plan for Compass Global Logistics Hub By Bob Okon November …… read more →
The Joliet Herald-News wrote: NorthPoint battle on again, plan gets OK from Joliet Plan Commission Plan for bigger Compass Global Logistics Hub goes to City Council in December By Bob …… read more →
Opponents get ready for new NorthPoint battle Revised plans for Compass Global Logistics Hub raise prospect of renewed opposition By Bob Okon November 01, 2021 at 5:15 am CDT NorthPoint …… read more →
The Joliet Herald-News: NorthPoint Development has acquired land that may make it possible for the developer to build the bridge it needs for the future Compass Global Logistics Hub. “There …… read more →
Politicians should jump off this bridge, a proposed transportation logistics hub in Joliet. It could lead to nothing but unfulfilled promises. The Sun-Times recently published an op-ed from U.S. Rep. …… read more →
The path of Illinois Route 53 in Elwood, just south of Joliet, is bucolic. Running along the east side of the road, travelers spot bison grazing at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Farm fields and open space grace historic Route 66 as it moves through Will County. It is the road traveled by thousands of veterans to their final resting place at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the country’s second largest national cemetery.
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We (individual members of Just Say No to NorthPoint, along with Openlands and Sierra Club) won our motion to intervene in the Elwood case, despite NorthPoint’s objection. This was the …… read more →
Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group’s lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The subpoena seeks the productions of documents in Shanahan’s possession or control relating to studies pertaining to water issues, environmental impacts, traffic, noise and vibration, “whether contained in paper or saved electronically in thumb-drives.”… read more →