The Peoria Planning Commission yesterday approved land use changes allowing for the complex. Commissioner Michele Anderson says she supports the more than 50-acre development:
“This has proximity to the mall, it has proximity to other somewhat commercial ventures. It feels to me like this is something of a natural growth from that area. I think it’s a wonderful thing. Maybe not the ideal location for everybody, but I think it’s a wonderful thing for Peoria.”
Other commissioners say they support the idea, but the developer should have done more to consult area residents about concerns. The motion includes building a berm and trees, or something similar, to shield the activity from residents on the north-west corner of the complex.
The City Council will take up the motion next week. The Zoning Commission considers the development today.