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Carthage Preps for Development Area

Carthage, IL – A Carthage group is working on plans for development in the area where a new four-lane highway will pass near town. John Huston chairs the 336 Impact Study Committee. He says the group is compiling maps of present land use, including infrastructure and utilities. When that's done, he says suggestions from a survey of residents will go to a firm that will prepare a retail analysis of the proposed development. Huston says those will be compiled and outlined at a public hearing. Other interested groups, such as the industrial development organization and the Chamber of Commerce will also be asked for comments. He hopes to have final recommendations to the city council by next year.