CenterPoint Properties Trust Services Provided

The Client
CenterPoint Properties Trust

The Issue
CenterPoint, the largest industrial property development company in the Greater Chicago area, needed help in developing a business park adjacent to a new railroad intermodal facility in Rochelle, Illinois. Neil Palmer & Associates was retained to spearhead the local effort to gain approval for CenterPoint’s 336-acre business park designed to house warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facilities.

The Actions
• Neil Palmer designed and implemented a community leader and media information campaign.
• He served as the project’s principal spokesperson in the community.
• He led the CenterPoint negotiating team to successfully obtain annexation and zoning approvals.
• He led negotiations with the local drainage district and adjoining property owners.
• He negotiated utility extensions to serve the site.

The Results
• Development successfully annexed to the City of Rochelle
• The city’s plan commission unanimously recommend zoning approval.
• The City Council unanimously approved annexation and zoning, allowing the project to proceed.
• Site development began on schedule.

Neil Palmer provided the community and government relations expertise to help CenterPoint achieve its business objective.
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