Jackson Township residents are celebrating after their recent win in Joliet over the Cedar Creek project. The proposed project did not have a developer, but the property owner was seeking rezoning from residential to industrial to be able to market the property as such. Potential plans included multiple warehouses and a rail spur. We joined local residents in fighting this project as the rezoning would not be beneficial to the community.
Huge thank you to everyone who took the time and was able to make it out to the hearing. Huge thank you to the Joliet City Council for hearing our concerns, with special thank you to At-large Councilwoman Jan Quillman for speaking up on behalf of the residents.
The motion to approve the rezoning died without a second. A motion to DENY the rezoning was made by Jan Quillman, seconded by Duck Dickinson.
The voting record is as follows:
DON “DUCK” DICKINSON — aye
COUNCILWOMAN BETTYE GAVIN — aye
COUNCILMAN LARRY E. HUG — aye
COUNCILMAN TERRY MORRIS — aye
COUNCILMAN PAT MUDRON — NO
COUNCILWOMAN JAN HALLUMS QUILLMAN — aye
COUNCILWOMAN SHERRI REARDON — aye
COUNCILMAN MICHAEL F. TURK — aye
The rezoning of the Cedar Creek property from residential to industrial has been DENIED.
For anyone who doubts our capabilities, let this stand as a testament to our unwavering tenacity to fight for our community. THIS is what happens when you come together and fight for what’s right.