Chicago, IL – The west suburban developer ALM Resources is looking to acquire more than 320 acres of land in one of South Suburban Chicago’s most economically challenged villages, Robbins. The Village Robbins, which is in 14th Senate district represented by State Senator Emil Jones III, needs to acquire land that includes roughly 100 single-family homes that have housed families living in Robbins for generations.
ALM plans on redeveloping the land to create an industrial megaplex complete with a limestone quarry, an underground mine, asphalt and concrete factories and a therapy horse ranch, according to an agreement village officials quietly approved this year.
Currently, the project has been stalled because legislative action from state lawmakers is needed for the “quick-take” process to occur.
Senator Jones issued the following statement.
“I don’t intend to move forward with any legislation or support any measure brought before the General Assembly to forces the people of Robbins from their homes for this redevelopment project.” Jones said. “ALM stands to make billions from this project and only wants to give residents a fraction of their homes value.
The people of Robbins deserve a more transparent process that allows them to decide rather than a bureaucratic injunction. It’s important that we work together to ensure that the residents of Robbins aren’t displaced and the process isn’t undermined.”