Rock Island Leaders to Push for Jumer’s Crossing Development

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The Rock Island City Council could approve a special assessment for the Jumer's Crossing development Monday, September 23rd, 2013.

The proposed Jumer's Crossing project would go at Illinois 92 and I-280 on Big Island. In order for the project to happen, a road needs to be built into the site, and that has been a sticking point with residents on Big Island.

On September 16th, city leaders recommended approving the road. By building it though, Big Island's levee would be modified, and residents are concerned about flooding from the Rock River.

Mayor Dennis Pauley says the city would not do anything to hurt the levee. Big Island residents disagree though. Rock Island residents would also have to pay a $50 assessment fee if they live on Big Island. That would be for the road that leads into the development.

The city still needs approval from the Big Island Conservancy, the village of Milan, and the Army Corps of Engineers before work can start. Monday's meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. at Rock Island City Hall.

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