This article originally ran in the Belleville News-Democrat on September 22, 2022.
Belleville City Council has entered into development agreements that will lead to big changes on two city blocks.
One involves a $4.5 million expansion of the Chelar Tool & Die manufacturing plant. The other involves demolition of a home and former bakery building to increase parking space for BelleVegas Bingo hall.
Under the first agreement, Chelar will build a 15,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 1300 E. A Street, next to its current 50,000-square-foot complex on Florida Avenue, east of downtown.Read More