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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Community Invited To Take Survey, Participate In Mill Race Redevelopment Planning Charrette

Mill Race Redevelopment

The City of Geneva and the Shodeen Family Foundation have commissioned a team of planning, architecture, engineering and marketing economics experts led by Hitchcock Design Group to plan for the redevelopment of the former Mill Race Inn property.

Working together as co-sponsors, the City and Shodeen expect the two-phase, five-month planning process to produce a consensus redevelopment strategy and appropriately entitled Preliminary Development Plans that the Shodeen Family Foundation will use to develop the property. The Shodeen Family Foundation owns the parcels along the east banks of the Fox River and is the contract purchaser of the property at the southwest corner of State Street and Route 25.

The Mill Race Redevelopment website has been launched and provides the scope of the project, supporting documents and answers to frequently asked questions.

Public participation is a critical component of the planning charrette. Residents and stakeholders can share their feedback via an online survey available on the website and attend the following community sessions at Riverside Receptions & Conference Center, 35 N. River Lane:

Public Workshop
7 to 9 p.m.
Monday, June 24
Open House
5 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26
Wrap-Up Presentation
7 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 27


To stay connected with the Mill Race redevelopment process, residents can subscribe to receive “development projects” updates by clicking the “Notify Me” button on the City’s website.

Questions can be directed to the City’s Community Development Director David DeGroot at 630-232-0814 or Economic Development Director Cathleen Tymoszenko at 630-232-7449 or ctymoszenko@geneva.il.us.

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