Downtown Kankakee was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. How can this honorary designation help to reduce redevelopment costs by 20% or more? On October 31, 2018, the community heard from a Momence developer who has successfully worked with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency to use historic tax credits in a rehabilitation project. Guest speaker Nancy Porter of Van Drunen Farms presented on the redevelopment of the 1905 Momence State & Savings Bank Building to corporate office space.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD final Kankakee Downtown Historic District nomination, including District boundaries; contributing and non-contributing properties; non-contributing property rationale; building dates, architectural descriptions and historical use details.