City of Rochelle requests proposals for Hickory Grove site

The City of Rochelle is excited to accept proposals for the site of the former Hickory Grove building, a Thursday press release said.

ROCHELLE – The City of Rochelle is excited to accept proposals for the site of the former Hickory Grove building, a Thursday press release said.

The two-acre parcel is located near the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 38 in the heart of Rochelle and would make an ideal location for a new business endeavor, the release said.

“Our city council is looking forward to reviewing creative proposals for the best use of the site,” city manager Jeff Fiegenschuh said. “The space is full of potential and should make Rochelle residents proud.”

With traffic counts of over 18,000 per day on each respective highway, the Illinois Department of Transportation is currently in the design phase of improvements along Illinois Route 251 and at the Illinois Route 251 and Illinois Route 38 intersection which will include improved roadway pavement and turning lanes which will improve access to the site. City water, sewer, I-Fiber and electrical utilities are on site.

The site is currently zoned B-2 commercial highway and potential site development could include residential, meeting space, retail shops, dining, professional offices, corporate events, tourism activities or an event center. Proposals are due to the City of Rochelle by July 15 and detailed specifications are available on the City’s website at www.cityofrochelle.net.

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