Sunday rally planned to bring HomeGoods center to Lordstown


LORDSTOWN

Supporters of the HomeGoods warehouse are planning a rally Sunday to let the company know it is wanted in Lordstown.

“Until they tell me no, I will keep trying,” Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said.

HomeGoods planned to invest $160 million to develop a 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse center on 290 acres of residential land in the village, but pushback from some residents there led the company to reconsider its options for the development.

The rally will take place at 1 p.m. at the Lordstown track/soccer complex at 1824 Salt Springs Road.

Meanwhile, leaders from other areas in the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys hope that their properties are considered for the project.

The Vindicator reported Tuesday the Penn-Northwest Development Corp. is working to convince the company to develop the warehouse in Mercer County. The company toured the suggested Mercer County site in early April, Penn-Northwest said.

Also, Campbell pitched more than 100 acres of brownfield land for the development.

Read more about the matter in Wednesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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