JHN: CenterPoint vs. NorthPoint now in court

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 →

JHN: Joliet Councilman Hug says NorthPoint bridge ownership no surprise

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 →

JHN: Joliet plans ownership of NorthPoint bridge

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.

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 →