The tract is located west of Lincoln on
Route 10 between the Crossroads Motel and the new Kroger store
(formerly Eagle Discount Foods). In a letter sent to City Clerk
Melanie Riggs, Hutchcraft said he intends to invest a substantial
sum of money to develop this property: putting in a sales facility,
parking areas and a street.
The proposal being made to the city,
should the city annex that property, asks for a sales tax rebate,
the installation of sewer lines, the assurance that Hutchcraft would
not be required to fund the stoplight currently slated for
installation on Route 10 at the Goody's and Dollar Tree plaza, and
the assurance that the property be treated and classified as an
the partners hope to develop is already in the enterprise zone, and
the Illinois Department of Transportation is considering the request
for the stoplight on Woodlawn Road. If the stoplight is installed,
the city of Lincoln will pay for it, according to the city council.