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Seventh and State Redevelopment Project
Project Update - May 18, 2016
The Seventh & State proposal is not moving forward after the developer withdrew its application at the April 14 Geneva Plan Commission meeting.

The proposal had called for a 202-unit apartment building, a 337-space parking structure, 106 surface parking spaces, a 5,940-square-foot retail building on the former Cetron factory site at Seventh and State streets. The concept also sought the extension of Seventh Street from West State Street to Peyton Street. 

The redevelopment proposal consisted of nine separate requests for the City, including:

  • Amendments to the City's adopted Downtown Station-Area Master Plan,
  • Amendments to the Geneva Zoning Ordinance,
  • Rezoning of the property, and
  • Planned unit development plan approval. 

Before the application was withdrawn mid-meeting April 14, the Plan Commission made recommendations on the requested amendments to the Downtown Station-Area Master Plan and the requested amendments to the Geneva Zoning Ordinance. The Plan Commission's recommendations were upheld by the City Council on May 16.

What Does This Mean?
Simply stated, the overall project is not moving forward. The developer withdrew requests for rezoning and the plan unit development prior to consideration from the Plan Commission April 14.

Next Steps
Marquette Companies is the owner of the property and remains interested in redeveloping the site.  Any future development of the property requiring rezoning and/or planned unit development approval will require starting the process from the beginning, which would include a new application, public notification, and a public hearing before the Plan Commission. 

Project Plans and Documents
The project plans and documents still are available online by visiting the Quick Links section on the right hand side of this page. Packets for upcoming meetings are available for review in the Agenda Center on the City's website.  

All plans and documents are also on file and available for public inspection during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday) in the Community Development Department at City Hall, 22 S. First St.

While the documents still are available, this proposed project is not moving forward.