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600-acre industrial park planned for Morris

Conceptual plans for the Five Star Industrial Park in Morris from the marketing flyer on Showcase.com.
Conceptual plans for the Five Star Industrial Park in Morris from the marketing flyer on Showcase.com.

MORRIS – Plans for a 600-acre industrial park have moved forward.

The Morris City Council last week approved an ordinance for the preliminary plat of Five Star Industrial Park at the southwest corner of Route 6 and Brisbin Road.

“There’s been an active effort to try to get some development activity out there,” said Scott Belt, Morris city attorney. “This presents the city with an opportunity to get some growth out there.”

The preliminary plans include flexible concepts for 10 buildings in the site area.

The first phase of the project was already approved at a May 11 meeting of the city’s Development Review Committee.

The committee approved the site plans for the first three buildings.

The property is primarily planned for industrial, manufacturing or warehouse uses.

The council’s goal is to bring in companies like the ones already in similar properties close to the new project site.

Belt said Peak Construction would be tasked with getting the property “shovel ready” once they get a developer or tenet.

The city has to extend water and sewer lines to the property for construction to occur, but no official timeline is in place for development.

“The goal from the city and the county’s perspective is to see that area developed for a major employment area and this is a step in that direction,” Morris City Planner Mike Hoffman said.

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