Jackson Township says 'no' to McDonald's

JACKSON — A standing-room-only crowd burst into applause as township trustees voted unanimously against rezoning a 70-acre parcel of land on South Bailey Road for use as a 150,000-square-foot warehouse.

The land, which is zoned R-1 residential, is owned by Mel Cadle and his son Ron Cadle. The pair want the land rezoned I-2 industrial to allow a development company to build a warehouse distribution center. The building would have been leased to Anderson-DuBose Co. of Solon, exclusive distributor for McDonald’s Corp. in this region.

Residents vehemently opposed the rezoning, and voiced their opinions during a public hearing in late September. The township zoning commission voted 4-1 the same night, advising the trustees not to change the zoning for the land.

Trustee Olin Harkleroad said residents’ opposition to the change played a deciding role in the 3-0 vote against the rezoning during Tuesday’s trustee meeting.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Vindicator or Vindy.com

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