Transforming history: Pillsbury Plant gets new life

Fehr Graham is helping clean up one of the largest brownfield sites in central Illinois. The project made national news when The Associated Press explored the unique project spearheaded by Moving Pillsbury Forward, a nonprofit group dedicated to "community redevelopment to eliminate and prevent blight in and around the former Pillsbury Mills site." In January, our team helped secure $2 million in funding. Fehr Graham also helped the group secure $787,135 in funding in June 2023 to continue working on the 18-acre site.

Check out this story from The Associated Press to learn more about the property and how things are progressing.


Decaying Pillsbury mill in Illinois is now getting new life | AP News

A group called Moving Pillsbury Forward has $6 million in commitments and plans for obtaining the balance of the $10 million needed to raze the plant and redevelop the site.