A Kansas City developer hoping to expand its presence in Canal Winchester received unanimous approval from City Council to move forward with annexation plans for new warehouses. 

City Council approved pre-annexation and economic-development agreements for NorthPoint Development Inc. during its Sept. 7 meeting after residents spoke against the project, which involves two structures, each more than 550,000 square feet, on 70 acres at the intersection of Bixby and Rager roads and U.S. Route 33. 

Before the vote, resident Ann Bennett encouraged council to await for the development of a comprehensive plan, a guide to future growth. The city expects to hire a consultant by early next year to lead the process. 

“The majority of the residents of Canal Winchester have warehouse fatigue,” Bennett said. “We are done. City officials need to stop now until that development plan is shaped and approved following heavy input from residents.”