Geneva Discusses Multi-Story Apartment Plan on Former Mill Race Inn Site

Geneva Discusses Multi-Story Apartment Plan on Former Mill Race Inn Site

The Geneva City Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting tonight (Monday, Nov. 30, 2020) to discuss whether to move forward with a plan to provide economic incentives to build five-story apartments along with seven townhomes on the former Mill Race Inn property on the city’s east side.

The proposed development at the Intersection of IL Route 25 (Bennett Street) and IL Route 38 (East State Street) is a variation to the original plan calling for 116 rental apartments, eight townhomes, 2,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space, 155 covered parking spaces and public riverfront improvements, including seasonal commercial space, and deconstruction and reinterpretation of the historic landmark structure.

Tonight, city staff is recommending approval a draft resolution establishing a preferred redevelopment plan for the Mill Race site (4 E. State St. and 12 E. State St.) and authorizing Hitchcock Design Group to begin the entitlement process.

A second resolution would establish an agreement to provide the economic incentives necessary to construct the project.

A full agenda packet can be found on this page of the city of Geneva website.

The city of Geneva offices are closed due to Tier 3 COVID-19 orders, but meetings are live streamed for the public to provide the ability to contemporaneously hear all discussion, testimony and roll call votes of the open meeting in real time.

While the public may not attend meetings in person, individuals wishing to provide public comment may do so in advance (recommended) or during the meeting by sending an email to

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SOURCE: city of Geneva website