Thursday, April 28, 2005

Developer Selected

Ryan Companies was selected as the developer for the old library site. See the details in the Courier article and the Daily Herald

Dinos on Parade

Remember the cows on parade in Chicago? Elgin is planning to have it's own version using dinosaurs. The purpose is to promote the dinosaur exhibit coming to the library this fall. See the Courier article or Daily Herald article for details. Don't forget the meeting at the library on Monday, May 2nd at 4 pm. We will be discussing how businesses and the library can work together to provide visitors to the exhibit with information on the Elgin area.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Developer Presentations for Library Site

UPDATE: The Hummel Group, one of the two developers competing for the right to develop the old library site has dropped out of the race. This was according to Mayor Schock late Tuesday.

The two developers developer for the old library site will be presenting their plans to the city council on Wednesday, April 27th at 4:30 p.m. The presentation will take place during the Committee of the Whole meeting in the council chambers at city hall. The projects range between $52 and $53 million dollars, 137 to 150 residential units and the tallest buildings are seven stories in one project and ten stories in the other. The project is $53 million with150 residential units and the tallest section is ten stories high. Please attend if you are interested in hearing the details on this project. More information can be found in newspaper articles from the Sunday Daily Herald and Monday's Courier. It is possible that the developer will be selected on Wednesday.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Preservation Week Schedule

April 30 – May 9, 2005
Preservation Brochure

April 22 through May 31, 2005 “Documenting the Elgin Architectural Renaissance”-Photography by Kirk Lawler
Downtown Neighborhood Association volunteer photographer, Kirk Lawler, presents a unique collection of images celebrating the architectural revival of downtown Elgin. From the smaller details to whole buildings. The exhibit will offer viewers a fresh interpretation of Elgin’s many restored treasures.Location: Elgin City Hall Lobby between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

April 30 through May 31, 2005 “Center City Visions” An Exhibit by the
4th Year Comprehensive Design Studio Students at Judson College.
An exhibit that explores what the students have developed as class projects for specific downtown locations.

Downtown Neighborhood Association
2 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL

Open during DNA office hours M - F from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Form more information contact the DNA at (847) 488-1456.

May 2 "Skyline Tour of Downtown Elgin"
Join Mary Hill, Elgin Historian, on an experience of downtown Elgin from the bottom up and the top down. See places you’ve never seen before. Enjoy Elgin’s #1 best kept secret. This is a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Sponsored by: Elgin Area Historical Society

For information call Elizabeth Marston at (847) 742-4248.
Location: Meet at the City parking lot at Douglas and Highland Avenue.
Time: 6:30pm. to 8:00pm.

May 2 through May 7, 2005 "Downtown Elgin Architectural Treasure Hunt"
Learn and win! Fun for the whole family. Discover the great architectural details in downtown Elgin through an adventurous treasure hunt. Pick up your entry form anytime on Tuesday May 2 through
Saturday May 7, from any participating restaurant or business or come to the Elgin Carnival information booth at the Civic Parking Lot on Thursday and Friday after 5:00 p.m. and Saturday after 1:00 p.m. kids who turn in a completed entry form will receive instant prizes and adults will be entered into a drawing for chances to win great downtown prizes.
For more information contact DNA at (847) 488-1456.

May 5 "Mayor’s Awards for Preservation"
The Elgin Heritage Commission honors outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage. Honorees have demonstrated their dedication to older architecture, neighborhoods and history. R.S.V.P. by April 29th at 847-931-5910.
Sponsored by the Elgin Heritage Commission.

Location: The Centre of Elgin Heritage Ballroom
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
For information call Sarosh Saher at (847) 931-5943