Rediscover Shimer Square.

In the center of a historic community sits a former college campus, with 14 rolling acres, historic trees, and 17 brick buildings ready for revitalization. 

Revitalization that has been years coming. Economic Growth Corporation, or GROWTH, is working to breathe new life into this historic campus through its revitalization efforts that will result in new residents, new businesses, and enhanced quality of life.

The campus has a rich history of academics. Times evolved and needs changed, but one remained constant- the community’s will to never give up on its beloved campus. In 2018, citizens joined together for the sake of their historic asset in search of a community-minded partner to preserve and revitalize its community anchor with shared vision to restore the campus’ natural beauty, capitalize on community pride, and bring the campus back to life.

GROWTH took title to the property December 31, 2018 and has developed a comprehensive, multi-year development plan aimed at the preservation and revitalization of Shimer Square’s historic fabric while protecting its historic integrity. We look to celebrate the past while building for the future, aligning shared efforts to restore and revitalize the historic campus into a new, mixed-use neighborhood with residential, commercial and community amenities.

Development Activity

Restoring and revitalizing the historic campus into a new, mixed-use neighborhood with residential, commercial, and community amenities. 

Capital Campaign

We are asking you and the Mount Carroll community to join us in this redevelopment effort, to realize what could be, and make our shared vision a reality.

About The Developer

Restoring and revitalizing the historic campus into a new, mixed-use neighborhood with residential, commercial, and community amenities. 

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