ECC still seeking to close deal on safety center land
It’s the last major project Elgin Community College will break ground on using funds from its April 2009 referendum. But it has a final few hurdles to clear first.
The community college announced in mid-May it had selected a 98-acre parcel about a mile southeast of downtown Burlington for its $15 million Public Safety and Sustainability Center. The center will bring together facilities for a number of community college programs, including training for firefighters, police and other first responders; truck driving; and “green” energy management, according to the college.
The college has said that in order to use the property — on the north side of Burlington Road, south of the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad and west of Romke Road — the center will require a zoning hearing to reclassify the land.
ECC President David Sam and the college’s vice president of business and finance, Sharon Konny, met with property owners Mike and Warren Kenyon of Kenyon Bros. Corp. Tuesday morning for the first time for a one-hour preliminary discussion. Mike Kenyon is a Kane County Board member from South Elgin.