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 new building will help better utilize the space for various departments. Disadvantages of the previous building included a single autopsy station, airflow issues, and limited office and break room space. Additionally, all vehicles were forced to unload outside, no matter the weather conditions. The new facility includes a 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.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) was a subconsultant to Cordogan Clark to provide civil engineering and landscape architecture services. EEA extended the offsite sewer and water systems to the site, relocated the county complex security control gates, planned the building utilities for future expansion, provided extensive earthwork, and developed a robust yet thin pavement section to cross a shallow gas pipeline.
EEA saved construction dollars by designing a stormwater management system that expanded the existing wetland and stormwater management facility in lieu of underground detention. The building and the stormwater management facilities were heightened by EEA’s landscape design, including the naturalized areas and wetland plantings that will match the overall character of the county complex.
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.