Rock Island is taking one more step forward in paving the way for the Jumer's Crossing development.
The Rock Island Improvement Commission, after holding a public hearing Thursday night to talk about a new road, decided to go ahead and send the issue to the full Rock Island City Council for consideration.
Earlier this year, Rock Island bought 100 acres of land across from Jumer's casino to become the future site for restaurants, retail and housing. First, Rock Island has to modify the levee to get highway access to the area.
Some nearby landowners, who spoke out at Thursday night's meeting, aren't happy with that plan.
"Engineers have told you that modifying the levee will bring dire results. As city officials, you should be doing your best to protect not only the lives of residents of Rock Island but Milan as well," said one man.
In a separate meeting today, the city of Milan and the Big Island Conservancy passed a resolution to take any and all steps necessary to protect their interests, including a possible lawsuit.
Rock Island is considering taking legal action to move forward with its plans.