Plans for former Barber-Colman property unveiled
Rock River Current Managing Editor Kevin Haas details next steps for the former Barber-Colman property in southwest Rockford. Fehr Graham helped with site remediation for the property. J.Jeffers & Co., a Milwaukee-based real estate development firm that specializes in historic and adaptive reuse, unveiled plans Tuesday at a Zoning Board of...
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Former Pillsbury plant closer to demolition
Fehr Graham is helping regenerate one of the largest brownfield sites in central Illinois. The Pillsbury plant on the north side of Springfield closed 20 years ago but left behind 20 buildings on 18 acres that cause neighborhood dangers and struggles for the 12,000 people who live within a mile.  Ridding this blight will stabilize the communit...
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Ottawa YMCA project awarded nearly $2M in Rebuild Illinois grant money
Eleven projects, including a new YMCA facility in Ottawa, will get $16.5 million in Rebuild Illinois Regional Economic Development program grants, according to news announced today by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grants are intended to fuel continued economic development across Illinois and ...
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Reduce blight with Iowa Department of Nautrual Resources grant
Eyesore in your town? DNR grants available to reduce blight in small Iowa communities. Small rural communities and counties in Iowa can take advantage of grant money to help renovate or demolish abandoned commercial and public buildings. To qualify for the Derelict Building Grant Program through the Iowa Department of Natural Resourc...
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Environmental Protection Agency starts cleanup at former scrapyard in Dixon, Illinois
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning up the former Dixon Iron & Metal Co. in downtown Dixon. The former scrapyard, seen here in April 2018, has been leaching contaminants into the nearby Rock River. Cleanup of an old downtown scrapyard along the Rock River in Dixon, Illinois, began this week, thanks to help from the fed...
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Environmental Protection Agency awards money to Rockford, Illinois, brownfield cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $400,000 in Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) money to help the City of Rockford continue to clean up and redevelop brownfield properties. Rockford is one of 24 communities in the RLF program to receive the funding. The City has participated in the program since the early 200...
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Rockford, South Beloit awarded Environmental Protection Agency grants for cleanup efforts
Projects in Rockford, Illinois, like Colman Village (pictured above), Embassy Suites and the UW Health Sports Factory benefited from funding from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants. The cities of Rockford and South Beloit were each awarded $300,000 EPA Community-wide Assessment Grants, which will help fund assessments of brownfield s...
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Grant to help Dubuque, Iowa, clean up brownfield sites
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the city of Dubuque, Iowa, a grant to help the community address brownfield sites. The $800,000 Multipurpose, Assessment and Cleanup Grant will help Dubuque expand, redevelop or reuse properties where there could be hazardous contaminants. City officials hope to target the downtown di...
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Furst-McNess, Fehr Graham win Illinois engineering excellence award
Furst-McNess Co. and Fehr Graham were awarded a 2018 ACEC-IL Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.  Furst-McNess hired Fehr Graham to clean up one of its properties, the former WEK Holdings site, in Freeport, Illinois. The effort won a Merit Award in a new nomination category – Environment...
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