|Joliet Collins Street Prison. Photo by ULI Chicago.|
In order to introduce the TAP panelists and capture the community's input about the study area, there will be an informal Community Reception following the panel's first day of work on the evening of January 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet. The reception will include brief remarks to identify the panelists and panel assignments, and reserve the majority of time as an opportunity for conversation between local community stakeholders and the panel. Friends and family are welcome at the reception. Please RSVP your attendance to ULI Chicago at Christine.Kolb@uli.org or 773-549-2655.
ULI Chicago also authored a 2004 Redevelopment Strategy Report for Downtown Joliet.
In September of 2011, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning held two community meetings where citizens discussed ideas for the redevelopment of the prison site: