Nothing about NorthPoint is easy, and that was the case again this week with the annexation of 55 more acres for the massive warehouse project. NorthPoint Development wants to develop more than 1,200 acres for warehouses, a plan fiercely opposed by residents who live closest to the proposed development called the Third Coast Intermodal Hub…. Read more →
Just before the Joliet City Council on April 18 narrowly approved annexing some 55 acres in Jackson Township, with outgoing Mayor Bob O’Dekirk casting the tie-breaking vote, Township Supervisor Matt Robbins told the council the owner, East Gate Logistics – that is, NorthPoint, already has the property on the market. … Read more →
The 55 acres would give NorthPoint the land contiguity it needs to develop warehouses in more than 900 acres previously annexed into Joliet in 2021, according to a city staff report…. Read more →
In the larger deal, Target confirmed it has leased a 1.2 million-square-foot industrial building under construction in the Third Coast Intermodal Hub, an industrial park under construction in Joliet. It’s the biggest industrial lease in the Chicago area in more than two years and part of a multiyear expansion of Target’s local distribution network…. Read more →
CenterPoint Properties has filed a second lawsuit against Joliet alleging that the City Council acted “in retribution” in May when it denied zoning for further development of the CenterPoint Intermodal Center.
The retribution was linked to CenterPoint’s opposition to the controversial NorthPoint Development project, CenterPoint alleges…. Read more →
The legal fight against NorthPoint Development goes on even as the developer moves ground this summer for its future Third Coast Intermodal Hub.
NorthPoint began construction in late June in Joliet with four lawsuits pending in Will County Court aimed at stopping or impeding the developer’s plan to build its 2,300-acre logistics park stretching from Joliet to Elwood…. Read more →
The Joliet City Council on Tuesday voted for NorthPoint Development’s plans to start building a 2,300-acre industrial park while blocking rival developer CenterPoint Properties from continuing development.
The vote came a week after a partnership that includes CenterPoint sued the city, contending that it is being damaged by city approvals of the NorthPoint project…. Read more →
The private partnership building the Houbolt Road bridge on Thursday laid out a case in court to stop the controversial NorthPoint Development industrial park.
A Will County judge is expected to rule Friday on a motion for an emergency order that would stop a Joliet City Council vote on the project. The council plans to vote Tuesday on plats, which NorthPoint needs approved before it can start construction…. Read more →
Joliet Councilman Larry Hug said city ownership of the NorthPoint bridge should not come as a surprise.
Hug, commenting on recent Herald-News articles reporting that the city plans to own the bridge over Route 53 once it is built by NorthPoint, said ownership is set in the annexation agreement approved in December.
“Anybody who read it should have asked if they had questions,” Hug said…. Read more →
The discovery last week that Joliet will own bridges built for the future NorthPoint Development industrial park came as a surprise to most, including some City Council members who voted for the project.
But Deputy City Attorney Chris Regis said the city is committed to owning the bridges by the annexation agreement approved by the council in December…. Read more →