The village of Pingree Grove Board of Trustees has announced the construction of a new, $4.1 million Municipal Center building, which will consist mostly of a Public Works garage facility, but will also house the Building Department and administrative offices and conference rooms of Village Hall.
The village is partnering with Lamp Inc, Kluber Architects + Engineers, and Mackie Consultants in the design and build of the 27,000-square-foot structure, which will be located on village-owned property north of the water and waste water treatment plants and the Police Department.
The total estimated $4.1 million project is funded through general obligation bonds and a generous donation of $1.1 million from DR Horton/Cambridge Homes.
Presently, the village stores public works equipment in a rented storage facility located in Elgin, IL and Village Hall operates out of two double-wide trailers that have exceeded their practicality.
Officials say the new facility will eliminate the need for commuting equipment from a neighboring community and will free up land in the Heritage District for redevelopment. It also allows village staff to be digitally connected to better facilitate communication, file sharing and storage.
According to a post on the village website, the new Municipal Center “will greatly improve the marketability of the village and show future developers and businesses we are prepared to handle continued growth in our community.
“This will be a center to be proud of.”
Construction is set to begin in June 2018 with anticipated completion in March 2019.
SOURCE: village of Pingree Grove website