October 3, 2018
Amid angry voices and calls for trustees to resign, a controversial plan to add a massive warehouse along Plainfield’s eastern border was given the green light this week.
On Monday, Oct. 1, the board of trustees voted 5-1 to approve the project, which includes annexation of 137 acres of land near the intersection of 143rd and Steiner. The applicant, Seefried Properties, will build a 1.5 million square foot warehouse for Diageo, to house additional operations for the spirits maker. Once built, the plan nicknamed “Project Jupiter” is expected to add more than 350 trucks per day along 143rd, where the road backs up to several homes in the Dayfield and Liberty Grove subdivisions.