• Megann Horstead

Vote on Corridor 80 subdivision postponed


The Joliet City Council at a recent meeting decided to postpone a vote on proposed plans for the Corridor 80 subdivision in unincorporated Will County.

The developer, Exeter Spencer Land, would like to set up an industrial subdivision for two warehouse buildings at the southeast corner of Cherry Hill and Spencer roads.

Proposed plans for the estimated 101-acre site involve the utilization of five lots.

The developer wants the Joliet City Council to consider advancing a set of requests for annexation and classification to I-1 industrial zoning, authorizing an annexation agreement and approving a preliminary plat of subdivision.

A number of people voiced their concerns for the project last month at a meeting of the Joliet Plan Commission. Among the issues noted were traffic congestion, noise pollution and public safety.

In recent months, officials have received backlash over the now-approved Love’s truck stop planned for the city’s east side.

Unincorporated Will County resident Frank Cepon told members of the Joliet Plan Commission last month to keep in mind the truck stop may add additional traffic that needs to be taken into consideration when reviewing Exeter Spencer Land and its plans.

According to city documents, staff finds the requested zoning conforms to the south side comprehensive plan and is consistent for the location in question. Currently, the area is classified for A-1 agriculture zoning.

The city is looking to require the Exeter Spencer to handle public improvements, water and sewer connection fees, the East Side Sewer Treatment Plant surcharge and the impact fees. In accordance with city ordinance, the developer is also responsible for landscaping, which will include 30-foot berms along the north and west property lines.

A future final plat will be required to allow for development of the subdivision as proposed.

At its request, the developer directed staff to have the Joliet City Council table the matter.

City officials have until their Nov. 5 meeting to make a decision.

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