Quoting the Joliet Herald-News:
NorthPoint Development has not submitted paperwork to start the annexation process into Joliet, even as the company released a poll this week showing popular support for its plans and says it is ready to start building its controversial logistics park.
The pre-annexation agreement approved by Joliet in April gives NorthPoint 90 days to acquire a majority of the property to be annexed and “submit evidence satisfactory to the city.” Title documentation and petitions for annexation are required before the city can consider annexation.
Wayne Wilda Sr. · August 15, 2020 at 10:54 am
The people of this area don’t want or need another logistics giant anywhere near here too many trucks on roads that were not built to handle them. As far as the unions go they say 1600 jobs but only till this monster is built then no union jobs only temp workers earning minimum wage and driving out the good people who won’t live near this kind of monstrosity and lowering property values. I don’t believe a word they say about support for it.
Dale Riola · August 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm
I was never polled, and I live within 10 miles of the proposed site… The area cannot support another giant bringing a huge amount of truck traffic and low wage jobs to the area.
Joseph Kinsella · August 16, 2020 at 6:54 am
In a nation desperate for community and unity, NorthPoint represents the opposite. Manhattan is a successful, growing and welcoming rural community. Installing these industrial sites in our midst is an affront to our community that without NorthPoint is on track to become a beautiful residential “commuter” community. NorthPoint is an affront to our community and an assault on the notion of local control over our environment.