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jgrzelewski@vindy.com

LORDSTOWN

The village’s zoning and planning commission tonight will again take up a proposal to rezone 300 acres of residential land to industrial for a HomeGoods Inc. project.

The meeting follows the announcement Friday by HomeGoods the company again intends to pursue plans to develop a $160 million, 1.2-million-square-foot distribution center in the village after previously backing away from the proposal.

HomeGoods is a division of TJX, which owns TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Marshalls.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at the village administration building on Salt Springs Road.

In March, the planning commission first was presented with zone change requests for seven parcels located where HomeGoods would like to build its warehouse. The proposal drew the ire of some village residents who protested the use of residential land for the project.

The outcry caused HomeGoods to announce it was backing away from the proposal, but the company reversed course Friday, citing a showing of community for the project. A recent rally in support of the project drew more than 600 people.

Village Mayor Arno Hill said he expects some residents who are upset about the project will attend tonight’s meeting and continue to voice…