Since news of NorthPoint Development’s Compass Business Park broke in June, we have made every effort to let our friends and neighbors know about the project and the negative implications that this project could have not just on our community, but of the neighboring communities as well.
We have held a handful of information sessions at the Jackson Township building in Elwood in the past. With Manhattan residents starting to learn more about the project, people had requested that one be held in Manhattan. And so, we are!
Originally, we intended to hold the meeting at the Manhattan Township Building located in the heart of Manhattan. Manhattan Township. However, since the public hearing in Elwood, and after the recent article in the Herald News, we realized that it would be wise to prepare for a larger crowd.
As such, Manhattan Township, who had agreed to let us host our meeting in their building originally, helped us find a more suitable venue. With the agreement by Superintendent Ragon, we will be hosting our Manhattan community meeting at Wilson Creek Grade School, which is an appropriate location as the project would be less than a mile away from the school if approved.
community information meeting
Please join us on February 3rd, 2018, if you’re interested in learning more about the research that we have done and the information that we have gathered. We’ll be giving a brief presentation at 12:00pm and again at 1:30pm, with each presentation followed by Q&A. We’ll do our best to answer your questions or direct you to a source who can.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION REGARDING COMPASS BUSINESS PARK
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018
12:00PM – 3:00PM
WILSON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This meeting will be hosted by Just Say No To NorthPoint Activists:
Dr. Christina Sammet is a Jackson Township resident who spoke at the Elwood Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing. Listen to Christina’s speech in its entirety here:https://youtu.be/ohh7jw0mx58?t=4h9m44s
Delilah LeGrett is also a current Jackson Township resident and former Village of Elwood resident. She gave incredible testimony the first night of the aforementioned public hearing (before they live-streamed it 🙁 so sorry, we don’t have video!). You will likely recognize Delilah from asking intelligent questions and bringing up important research during board meetings.
Stephanie Irvine is a current Jackson Township and former Village of Manhattan resident. She provided testimony at the first continuation of the public hearing. Listen to Stephanie’s testimony here: https://youtu.be/ohh7jw0mx58?t=2h36m34s
A number of other Say No To NorthPoint activists will also be available to answer questions and provide information.
We hope to see you there!