A 55-acre piece of land located along Illinois Route 15, just off of 255 in Centerville is the focus of a local group. RJ3A LLC is piecing together plans for a project that will bring more than 100 jobs to the region. The first in a series of buildings that will be built will house a light manufacturing facility that will be used to manufacture deadbolt locks.

Once more funding becomes available, the consortium of investors plans to build a mid-level hotel, a restaurant and bar and also include several retail stores.

John Palowski says that the group considered several locations and that they chose to build in Centerville for several reasons.

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Palowski also says that they eventually hope to add a civic center that would allow the area to host events with accommodations for up to 10,000 people.

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