Campus Redevelopment Concepts
The scope of work defined in early conversations with the project team and key stakeholders is to be a multiyear phased development containing artist/live/work space, rental housing, owner-occupied condominiums, as well as community quality of life amenities. The campus has been subdivided for future development.
Use the above map for reference on redevelopment phases:
Front Entry Gate
Front Entry Gate
- Restoration to the front entry gate with restoration and cleaning of the masonry.
- Rehabilitating the former college president’s house as an on-site Resource Center made possible by the $1.5 million Regional Economic Development component of the Rebuild Illinois grant awarded by the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The Resource Center will offer housing counseling, financial literacy services and provide space for Bridge Investment Community Development Corporation, a certified CDFI to provide small business loan resources.
- First phase of abatement will commence upon receiving DCEO approval as we work to redesign the sites into residential condominiums
- Pivot from new construction to now adaptive-reuse converting first floor of Metcalf into childcare development center made possible by the $800,000 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant with private funds, operated by third party, licensed childcare.
- Adaptive reuse into 51 units of workforce rental housing
- Converting into mixed-use development and entering into a lease agreement with 3rd party to operate restaurant/microbrewery, and boutique hotel. Letter of Intent received, construction to begin at 50% completion of the redevelopment of McKee, Hostetter, and Denzendorf.
- Redevelop into a historic preservation office/ museum
- Redevelop into recreational program center with plans to enter a lease agreement with 3rd party to operate recreational programming for all ages
- Contractor field office for general contractor and sub-contractors to include Estes Construction, Galena Repair & Maintenance, Crawford Company, Tri-City Electric, others
- Redeveloped into commercial use to include event venue, and/or winery/café.
- Successfully dismantled and repurpose bricks
- Dismantle and repurpose bricks