Housing Plan on Hold

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It wasn't the action residents were looking for tonight...but it also wasn't such bad news for them. A group of concerned residents packed the Roscoe Village Board meeting Thursday, some with protest signs. They're fighting a 34-unit housing project for a 42-acre site near Rockton and Whiteschool roads. Roscoe village trustees planned to consider a zoning change and preannexation agreement for the project Thursday. But the developer, who wasn't at the meeting, delayed those items for another two weeks. Residents say they were surprised but are glad to have more time on their hands. "But that's a good thing for us. It gives us an opportunity to put some materials together to go in and fight." Residents are fighting this plan because they're concerned about water problems, like flooding, at the proposed development site. Roscoe's village president, David Krienke, wouldn't speak on camera after the meeting. But he says the delay is because the developer wants more time to consider infrastructure negotiations with the village.