Kane County Multi-Use Facility
The new $13.2 million Kane County Multi-Use Facility is located in unincorporated Kane County, southeast of the Kane County Judicial Center campus in St. Charles, Illinois. The 50,000-square-foot facility, incorporated with a modern design, will serve the county for many years to come.
The idea of updating this facility has been a topic of conversation for several years. Their current building was no longer meeting the needs of its intended uses. The new building will help better utilize the space for various departments and replace the outdated facility. Disadvantages of the current building included the single autopsy station leading to space being pushed to its limit and airflow issues, office space that had been maxed out, a break room used for several purposes including, a conference and training room. Additionally, all vehicles have been forced to unload outside, no matter the weather conditions.
The new facility will include Coroner’s Office and storage space for Kane County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, bomb squad equipment, vehicle maintenance, and the county’s Facilities Maintenance Department. This project was made possible by board members who authorized the construction and issuance of bonds to pay for the new facility. Kane County hopes the new facility will provide a place where citizens and taxpayers of their county can be proud of.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) is a subconsultant to Cordogan Clark. EEA is providing civil engineering and landscape architecture services on this project.