JADA - Joliet Arsenal Development Authority
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By 2005, JADA was successfully transforming the former Joliet Arsenal into manufacturing and distribution business parks. The factors that make a great location great are as compelling today as they were years ago. In addition, overall economic growth of the region continues to increase the value of three of JADA’s major accomplishments—CenterPoint Intermodal Center, ProLogis Park Arsenal, and the International Union of Operating Engineers Apprenticeship Training Center.

CenterPoint Intermodal Center
Elwood, IL

Intermodal transportation is the principal use for the CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The site provides the space and connections necessary to provide for one or multiple rail companies to develop major trans-loading facilities. Companies relying on close proximity to intermodal facilities will have the benefit of direct access to rail sidings. The potential benefit of multiple rail companies at one site ensures more competitive pricing.


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ProLogis Park Arsenal
Wilmington, IL

This 775-acre project is designed to accommodate regional and super regional distribution centers. At full build out, the park will accommodate approximately 10 million square feet of distribution space. It will be targeted to the largest global users of distribution space who will be attracted by the transportation infrastructure.


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International Union of Operating Engineers
Local 150 Apprenticeship & Skill Improvement Training Center

Wilmington, IL

Due to the increased need for skilled men and women in the operating engineering trade, there also came a need for a larger training facility. Wilmington was the ideal location— centrally located and closer to the development sites, and sites that are to come.

This facility will help working men and women upgrade current skills and learn new ones while providing much-needed economic development in the region.


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Southwest Will TMA Study

The purpose of the study is to update the 2004 Transportation Plan with respect to the transportation infrastructure and transit services required for the area in and around the former Joliet Arsenal; and to evaluate the creation of a Transportation Management Association (TMA). The study will also identify current and planned land uses in the study area. The study will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to provide information that will be incorporated into the study that will impact the area. The study area is bounded by I-80 on the North, Rt. 53 on the East, South to N. River Road, I-55 on the West and a second adjacent area bounded by N. River Road to the North, the BNSF rail line to the northwest, Will County boundary to the West, Route 113/E. Division Street to the south, and I-55 to the east.

3180 theodore St. Ste., 103 Joliet, IL 60435 PHONE: 815-630-2800 FAX 815-630-2801 EMAIL info@jada.org