Demolition of former Maintenance Building
Growth General Contracting, LLC coordinated the demolition of the dilapidated maintenance building on campus that occurred on Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The maintenance building demolition was carefully coordinated to maintain and preserve as many of the bricks to reuse in redevelopment efforts on other buildings.
Redevelopment of Bennett Hall and Hathaway Hall
The phase identified in blue on the aerial map depicted above includes the adaptive-reuse of two former instructional halls, Bennett and Hathaway Halls, and creates 37 new units of workforce housing.
This phase represents more than $13 million in total project costs, and will create and support more than 271 jobs through its construction period. Phase I redevelopment is anticipated to generate annual property taxes of over $20,000 creating a new tax base for the community to benefit while officially igniting GROWTH's plans set forth for the campus that have been in place for many years.
Redevelopment of McKee, Hostetter, and Dezendorf Hall
The phase identified in yellow on the aerial map depicted above) includes the adaptive-reuse of three buildings, McKee and Hostetter Hall (appearing as one building) and Dezendorf Hall converting the former residential halls into into 51 units of rental housing featuring studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ranging from 580 to 1,125 square feet.
Amenities will include a community room, game room, library area, walking path, community garden, bike racks, picnic tables, and outdoor grill area.
Total project costs exceed $25 million will provide housing that is affordable to new residents who wish to call Shimer Square home. An entirely new tax base will be created for the city of Mount Carroll in addition to creating and supporting 200 construction jobs.