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City of Joliet Plan Commission met March 15.

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 13, 2018

Meeting 10

City of Joliet Plan Commission met March 15.

Here is the minutes provided by the Commission:

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

Present: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Absent: Rick Moore.

3. Approval Of Minutes

a. Approval of the February 15, 2018 Plan Commission minutes.

Motion to approve the February 15, 2018 Plan Commission minutes was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Dominic Orlando.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

4. Citizens To Be Heard On Agenda Items This section is for anyone wanting to speak regarding items listed on the agenda, except for items listed under Public Hearing. Anyone speaking on an agenda item is entitled to speak for a maximum of 4 minutes. It is not a question and answer period and staff and the Plan Commission do not generally respond to public comments. Please note speakers who engage in conduct injurious to the harmony of the Plan Commission shall be called to order by the Presiding Officer and may forfeit the opportunity to speak.

5. Old Business: Public Hearing

6. Old Business: No Public Hearing

a. A-11-17: Annexation of 1311 New Lenox Road, Classification to R-1 (Single-Family Residential) Zoning and Approval of an Annexation Agreement. (PIN #’s 30-07-14-400-045; 30-07-14-400-046)

Motion to remove Annexation of 1311 New Lenox Road, Classification to R-1 (Single- Family Residential) Zoning and Approval of an Annexation Agreement from the agenda was made by Dominic Orlando.

Motion seconded by Marc Rousonelos.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

7. New Business: Public Hearing

a. V-1-18: Vacation of Obsolete Public Utility Easements at the Water’s Edge, Housing Authority of Joliet P.U.D. (Northwest Corner of McDonough Street & DesPlaines Street) (PIN #’s 30-07-16-233-068, 067, 066, 065, 064, 063, 074, 075, 076, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 082, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 088, 089, 090, 091, 092, 093, 094, 095, 096, 097, 098, 099, 100, 124, 125, 126, 117, 116, 115, 107, 106, 105, 102, and 070)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Clayton Thurston, Geotech, 1207 Cedarwood Drive, Crest Hill, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Commissioner Orlando asked if a new PIN # is required due to the vacation of the easement. Mr. Thurston responded that the PIN #'s are reassigned by the tax department.

No one appeared in opposition to the petition.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Vacation of Obsolete Public Utility Easements at the Water’s Edge, Housing Authority of Joliet P.U.D. was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Dominic Orlando.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

b. Z-4-18: Reclassification of 40 Acres at the Southeast Corner of Breen Road and Route 53 from B-3 (General Business) Zoning and R-1B (Single- Family Residential) Zoning to I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning. (SEC of Breen and Route 53) (PIN #10-11-10-300-001-0000)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Anthony Cavalea, Owner, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Mr. Steve Ostrowski with Jones Lang LaSalle, IP Inc., appeared before the Commission. Mr. Ostrowski gave more background information about the proposed project.

Commissioner Broderick asked for an example of what light industrial is. Mr. Ostrowski responded.

Commissioner Orlando asked if Breen Road would be widened. Mr. Ostrowski is not sure that widening of that road would be necessary.

Mr. Cavalea said the entire corner is going to upgraded and widened by the developer.

Mr. Paul Buss, Highway Commissioner for Jackson Township Highway Department, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Buss asked that the zoning be left as it currently is.

Mr. Al Gutierrez, 19544 Sharp Road, Elwood, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Gutierrez read an article from the Herald News into the record. He is opposed to any project in the area due to truck traffic and requested it be tabled until after the upcoming election to see what happens with the referendum.

Commissioner Orlando asked if a truck traffic study was done since the other property across the street was annexed recently. Mr. Jackson responded that one has not been done.

Ms. Kathy Garthus appeared before the Commission regarding all of the truck traffic and they do not obey the signals or speed limit. They need 24 hour policing out there.

Mr. Sawing stated his concern about saving the farmland and would like to protect the corridor from Joliet to Wilmington because it is overloaded with traffic.

Mr. Cavalea said you need services to be able to feed the railroad. This is progress.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Reclassification of 40 Acres at the Southeast Corner of Breen Road and Route 53 from B-3 (General Business) Zoning and R-1B (Single-Family Residential) Zoning to I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning was made by Jason Cox.

Motion seconded by Jeff Crompton.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: Tim Broderick, John Kella, Dominic Orlando.

c. Z-5-18: Reclassification of 2409 W. Jefferson Street from I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning to B-3 (General Business) Zoning. (2409 W. Jefferson Street) (PIN #05-06-12-417-061)

Staff Report

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Michael Hansen, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Mr. Hansen said the cars will be kept in the back and on the west side behind the fence.

Mr. Tom Boucher, 110 Rebecca Road, Joliet, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Boucher requested the Plan Commission uphold the January 2, 2018 City Council rejection of the Special Use Permit for Crusader Customs. He read a letter into the record.

Commissioner Broderick asked Mr. Kopinski, owner, if he had other business models similar to this proposal that they could reference to get a perspective of what it will look like a year or two down the road. Mr. Kopinski referred them to his previous location at 1020 W. Jefferson Street.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Reclassification of 2409 W. Jefferson Street from I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning to B-3 (General Business) Zoning was made by Dominic Orlando.

Motion seconded by Marc Rousonelos.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox.

d. A-3-18: Annexation of 615 Elmwood Avenue, Classification to R-2A (Single-Family Residential) Zoning and Approval of an Annexation Agreement. (615 Elmwood Avenue) (PIN #30-07-15-406-020)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Salomon Chavez, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Mr. Chavez inquired about the driveway and what he is responsible for. Staff responded to him.

Commissioner Orlando asked if Mr. Chavez is going to have to remove the well and septic system upon annexation. Mr. Jackson responded he will have to cap off both.

No one appeared in opposition to the petition.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Annexation of 615 Elmwood Avenue, Classification to R-2A (Single-Family Residential) Zoning and Approval of an Annexation Agreement was made by Tim Broderick.

Motion seconded by John Kella.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

e. Z-6-18: Reclassification of 5.33 Acres located at 130 E. Laraway Road from B-3 (General Business) Zoning to I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning. (130 E. Laraway Road) (PIN # part of 30-07-34-100-010-0000)

A.4 18: Amendment to an Annexation Agreement for 130 E. Laraway Road. (130 E. Laraway Road) (PIN #30-07-34-100-010-0000)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Tom Osterberger, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Commissioner Orlando asked if the truck traffic will come in on Laraway Road. Mr. Osterberger explained the truck route.

Mr. Mark Zon, resident of Zipf Road, appeared before the Commission. He explained that Zipf Road is a one lane road. He asked if this will be a 24 hour facility. The majority of the customers will be food so it will be a food storage facility and there is no need for refrigeration in this facility.

Mr. Tom Hasse, resident of Zipf Road, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Hasse said it is a mess out there with traffic and it is getting worse.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Reclassification of 5.33 Acres located at 130 E. Laraway Road from B-3 (General Business) Zoning to I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning was made by Jason Cox.

Motion seconded by Marc Rousonelos.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: Dominic Orlando.

f. Z-8-18: Reclassification of.910 acres located near the Northwest Corner of IL Route 59 and Caton Farm Road from R-1 (Single-Family Residential) Zoning to B-3 (General Business) Zoning.

P.1 18: Preliminary Plat of Hawk Motor Park Subdivision.

FP.1.18: Final Plat of Hawk Motor Park Subdivision Unit 1. (Northwest Corner of Route 59 and Caton Farm Road) (PIN # part of 06-03-28- 400-002)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Michael Hansen, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Commissioner Broderick asked what study supported or did not support a traffic light at Caton Farm and Olde Mill Road. Mr. Hansen responded to him.

Mr. Scott Gapsevich, Engineering Supervisor, said the traffic engineer did review the study that was presented and the warrant that they were using relies on a one hour peak traffic volume coming out of the site. A minimum number had to be met and that number was not met to warrant a traffic signal.

Commissioner Orlando asked where the retention pond is. Mr. Gapsevich said it is currently in the golf course.

Ms. Carolyn Groban, resident from the condos across from the golf course, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Groban expressed her concerns of blocking the beautiful scenery with a dealership at the proposed location. Her other concerns were that they are already over-crowded with traffic and buildings in the area.

Ms. Gloria Dow, resident of Wedgewood Subdivision, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Dow is opposed to a dealership at this location and stated it is already a very busy intersection.

Mr. Tom Carstens, Executive Director of the Joliet Park District, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Carstens stated the golf course plans to remain there and it will be improved and redesigned.

Ms. Donna Anderson, 2308 Olde Mill Road, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Anderson had concerns about the stop light at Caton

Farm Road and Olde Mill Road. She said Olde Mill Road is a dead end that they cannot get out of now. A stop light will make matters worse. Ms. Anderson stated she is opposed to the entire project and the traffic light.

Mr. John High from Downers Grove appeared before the Commission. Mr. High asked if the access and entrance off of Route 59 will be put in at this time or when the 3rd dealership comes in. Mr. Hansen answered Mr. High.

Mr. Richard Rodriguez, 5110 Wildflower Court, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Rodriguez is excited about the dealership and feels the stop light will possibly reduce some of the accidents there.

Ms. Carol Pierceall, resident of the Olde Mill Crossings Subdivision, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Pierceall stated she is opposed to the changing of the zoning and said there are traffic safety issues. If the project does go through she would be in favor the traffic signal.

Mr. Hansen said the service doors for the dealership would be closed at all times. He also stated the traffic study does indicate that a traffic light would improve safety in the area.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Reclassification of.910 acres located near the Northwest Corner of IL Route 59 and Caton Farm Road from R-1 (Single-Family Residential) Zoning to B-3 (General Business) Zoning and the was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Marc Rousonelos.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

g. A-6-18: Amendment to an Annexation Agreement for CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision. (CenterPoint Way)

Mr. Jackson stated the petitioner is requesting the application be tabled until the April 19, 2018 Plan Commission meeting.

Motion to table the Amendment to an Annexation Agreement for CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision to the April 19, 2018 Plan Commission meeting was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Dominic Orlando.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

h. P-2-18: Preliminary Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision Phase 18.

FP. 18: Final Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision Phase 18. (Brandon Road) (PIN #’s 11-04-100-010, 011, 029, 030, 031 & 032 and 11-05-200-004, 009 & 010; 11-05-301-014; 11-08-100- 011, 11-08-101-003, 11-08-101-001)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Michael Hansen, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Preliminary Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision Phase 18 and the Final Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision Phase 18 was made by Jason Cox.

Motion seconded by John Kella.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

i. Z-7-18: Reclassification of 142.77 Acres located at 2903 Schweitzer Road from I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning to I-TC (Intermodal Terminal Warehouse) Zoning.

P.3 18: Preliminary Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision-Northwest Amendment Phase 19.

FP-3-18: Final Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision-Northwest Amendment Phase 19. (2903 Schweitzer Road) (PIN #’s 05-06-35-400-001; 05-06-36-300-007, 008)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Michael Hansen, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

Ms. Judy Kreiser, resident of Vetter Road since 1977, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Kreiser stated her opposition to the petition. She said there are too many empty warehouses in the area and the truck traffic is too heavy.

Ms. Kathy Garthus, Vetter Road, appeared before the Commission. Ms. Garthus stated her opposition to the petition because she has been greatly impacted by the warehouse developments from the noise, lights and traffic.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Reclassification of 142.77 Acres located at 2903 Schweitzer Road from I-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning to I-TC (Intermodal Terminal Warehouse) Zoning and the Preliminary and Final Plats of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Subdivision, Northwest Amendment Phase 19 was made by Jason Cox.

Motion seconded by John Kella.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

j. P-4-18: Preliminary Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Phase 20, a Minor Subdivision. (1800 CenterPoint Way) (PIN #10-11-07-201- 002)

Mr. Jackson gave the Planning Staff Report.

Mr. Michael Hansen, Attorney, 111 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, appeared on behalf of the petition.

No one appeared in opposition to the petition.

Motion to recommend the City Council approve the Preliminary Plat of CenterPoint Intermodal Center at Joliet Phase 20, a Minor Subdivision was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Dominic Orlando.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

8. New Business: No Public Hearing

None.

9. Study Session

None.

10. Old/New Business—Not For Final Action Or Recommendation

None.

11. Public Comments This section is for anyone wanting to speak regarding non- agenda items and are allowed a maximum of 4 minutes. It is not a question and answer period and staff and the Plan Commission do not generally respond to public comments. Please note speakers who engage in conduct injurious to the harmony of the Plan Commission shall be called to order by the Presiding Officer and may forfeit the opportunity to speak.

None.

12. Adjournment

Motion to adjourn was made by John Kella.

Motion seconded by Dominic Orlando.

Motion carried by the following vote:

Ayes: Tim Broderick, Jason Cox, Jeff Crompton, Brigette Fiday, John Kella, Dominic Orlando, Marc Rousonelos, Joseph Strong.

Nays: None.

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