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Markham seeks land for development plan, but some don’t want to sell


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The city’s current efforts to buy their homes is being met with some opposition, as some people don’t want to leave.

This week, the trees started coming down on a 140-acre plot of land located near 159th Street and I-57, next to several major highways. The city is eyeing the area for development.

“What our plans are is to develop this into a commercial property that can be used to develop jobs, putting tax base back into fruition,” said John Thompson, Markham’s economic development director…Please click here for Sarah Schulte’s story on ABC 7 News.

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