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Huge and small projects are occurring at a rapid pace in Joliet. Whether it involves redevelopment of a downtown space, construction of a million square foot plus distribution center, or another addition to the retail/office base, things are happening in Joliet.

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Downtown Plan

In late 2015 the City adopted a plan to help guide future redevelopment within Downtown Joliet.  Much is happening to meet our goals.  The quarterly Downtown Plan Update provides a status of our progress  


Rock Run Crossing

The City is in discussions with Cullinan Properties to develop a 265 acre mixed-use development adjacent to I-55, north of I-80.  This project would bring an exciting mix of retail, entertainment, lodging, office and housing to Joliet.  The City is also working with the Illinois Department of Transportation on phase I engineering to construct a full interchange at I-55 & Route 59. 


MyGrain Brewing


The City has partnered with MyGrain Brewing to create Joliet’s first microbrewery in a major downtown redevelopmnent project.  The microbrewery and full-service restaurant will be located in Joliet Union Station.  Renovations are nearly completed and will result in the transformation of vacant and underutilized space into a new entertainment venue to serve the community as well as visitors from other towns.  The beer will be flowing in July!