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Coal City Village Board OKs industrial Hoffman annexation

Land enters village zoned industrial, not residential

The Hoffman Transportation facility in Coal City is poised to grow, following an annexation by the village's board on Wednesday.
The Hoffman Transportation facility in Coal City is poised to grow, following an annexation by the village's board on Wednesday.

COAL CITY – The Village of Coal City got just a little bigger at it’ regular meeting Wednesday after voting to annex land. By approving three ordinances, previously unincorporated land surrounding the Hoffman Transportation development south of the village was annexed.

Among the agreements was that land annexed would be zoned for industrial use and not for residential use.

“Hoffman desires the property to be utilized as an industrial property and not bear the RS-1 (residential) zoning that is standard upon annexation of property into the Village,” Village Administrator Matt Fritz wrote in a memo to the board of trustees. “It is by these assurances, Hoffman is willing to annex the land into Coal City.”

The village held a public hearing on the annexation Aug. 8.

The village also approved an ordinance that would amend both the preliminary and final planned unit development plan. A 400,000-square-foot building is on the property. There are plans for a second, identical structure to be placed on the land. Any further construction on other properties would require another PUD process to take place.

Coal City Mayor Terry Halliday thanked the board and everyone involved who worked to make the annexation possible.

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