Woodstock Baseball Stadium Financing Package Moving

There’s no visible movement on the Woodstock baseball stadium planned for Route 14 between Woodstock and Centegra’s Woodstock hospital, but the operation that is going to finance the land has begun.

Driving on Lily Pond Road between McConnell Road and Route 14, below you can see what my son and I saw Saturday:

Coming from the north, we saw a sign saying,

NO TRESPASSING
OR
MOTORIZED VEHICLES
VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED

That was in front of a pile of dirt and an erosion fence.

Next we came to the entrance.

Earth movers were parked near the piles of dirt they had moved around. If plans for the minor league baseball stadium come to fruition, I imagine people will be able to see the stadium in the distance.

The final shot is what seems to be the Northeast corner of the gravel pit part of the property.

Between there and Route 14 is where my ex-wife Robin Geist and I used to live in a second floor apartment. We used walk down Lily Pond and beyond on McConnell Road. Somehow, I don’t imagine the Lily Pond neighbors are looking forward to all the development.


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Woodstock Baseball Stadium Financing Package Moving — 3 Comments

  1. It states on the Woodstock City website that, “Woodstock is the kind of city that people fall in love with.”

    This can’t be the furtherest from the truth due to the gravel pit (aka baseball stadium, NOT) on Lily Pond Rd.

    The noise starting at 7:00 a.m. is horrible and the dust is so bad that you can’t open your windows year round anymore.

    We don’t live on Lily Pond but do live on the west side of McConnell Rd. I can’t even imagine what the people on Lily Pond Rd. or closer are going through!!!

    I have talked to many people and many can’t wait to leave Woodstock, IL and definitely would not recommend living here.

    The local governments lack of support for it’s people and the well being of Woodstock was made clear when they allow this gravel pit to exist.

    This brings to question, Can the government here be bought or are they just plain ignorant?

    I think we all know the answer to this question!!!!!

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