LOCATION : Yorkville, Illinois
MARKET : Municipal
Adaptive Reuse Creates Operational Efficiencies

The new Yorkville City Hall building replaces its overcrowded and badly outdated city hall and police station. Formerly a professional office building, the structure is clearly visible in the distance and is located near the Yorkville Post Office. The total cost, including the purchase price, was approximately $10.5 million, City Administrator Bart Olson said, half what it would have cost to construct an entirely new building. Here an existing building was the most economical solution, as well as the most sustainable, for the City's needs.

Visitors entering the main lobby are greeted by two reception areas: one for the Yorkville Police Department and the other for city services such as utility billing. The police headquarters occupies most of the first floor and second floors. The second floor also includes spaces for offices and work areas for the Community Development Department. The Yorkville City Council Chambers is on the third floor, along with offices for the mayor, city clerk, city administrator and the Parks and Recreation Department.

With plenty of offices, work areas, conference rooms and storage areas, the new building provides city employees with a much better place to work. "Everything is better organized," City Administrator Bart Olson said. "That creates operational efficiencies for our employees, who won't be on top of each other."

"We are ecstatic with the final results," adds Yorkville Chief of Police James Jensen.

The new Yorkville City Hall site also includes a large, secured parking area for city employees and police vehicles.

The City of Yorkville commissioned Cordogan Clark to assist with a Facility Space Needs Assessment and Conceptual Test Space Planning for the Police Department, City Hall, including a Park as a Recreation Department and Day Care component. Cordogan Clark prepared plans and budget analysis to reflect current conditions in the construction market, and was architect and engineer for the renovation.