JACKSON TOWNSHIP – Jackson Township officials announced that they have passed a resolution opposing the proposed Compass Business Park.
The Jackson Township resolution was approved on Sept. 21, Jackson Township said in a news release issued Thursday.
NorthPoint Development wants to develop 2,200 acres of farm land for industrial space on Jackson Township land that would be annexed into Elwood.
The resolution states that the project would "affect the quality of life in Jackson Township and surrounding communities due to drastic change in landscape, negative impact on food supply, disruption of funeral processions to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, and a negative impact on the safety of our constituents."
The project also would be a "costly burden" on Jackson Township infrastructure because of increased traffic and road repairs, while cutting off "easy access" to Joliet and Manhattan from the township, the resolution states.
The resolution was passed by a 4-0 vote with one township board member absent.