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Village officials interview for new community core

Bourbonnais, IL - The Village of Bourbonnais announces it is in the initial stages of what could be the second largest project in village history. With the goal of creating a dynamic and attractive center for community gatherings, the village has interviewed several qualified firms and consultant teams to assist in providing professional planning and design services for the village’s Municipal Campus. The vision is to create a high-quality destination-focused center for residents and visitors to utilize for various seasonal functions and events year around.

The plan will look at special design features, optimum locations for various activites and most of all, community connectivity. The Campus Master Plan will include village properties around the Bourbonnais Municipal Center, Administration Building, Letourneau Historic Museum, Goselin Park and the Children's Safety Center. The consultant team selected will also investigate ways to potentially incorporate village-owned property along Brown Boulevard and Brewery Lane.

The planning process will take approximately four to six months to complete. There will be an emphasis on public input and feedback throughout. Village officials strongly encourage public participation!

"We want to ensure that everyone is included in this very important project," explained Mayor Schore. "This Bourbonnais Campus will be for our residents, businesses, visitors, families and friends. We welcome input, feedback, engagement. This is for you. What would you like to see? What would you like to utilize? What would you like to do? The goal is to provide our great village with a centralized location, and bring our community closer together."

In-depth interviews with professional and specialized consultants have concluded, and village officials are slated to vote on a final decision in October. More updates will be provided on this project as they are available.