REVITALIZATION

WHY TEAR DOWN, WHEN YOU CAN BUILD UP

Sustainability

WHY TEAR DOWN, WHEN YOU CAN BUILD UP

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WHY TEAR DOWN, WHEN YOU CAN BUILD UP

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About Us

353 COURT LLC

A start-to-finish process to aid in community and economic development by downtown revitalization.

We don't just specialize in one piece of the puzzle, but we are experts in putting all of the parts in place for sustainable success.

Survey

An in-depth review of your downtown

Engage

Conversations with your community stakeholders

Propose

Drafting an agreement that is a win-win for everyone

Implement

Begin working on transforming your downtown

The Process We have created a one-of-a-kind unique process that puts people back into the place.




Site Visit

Exploring your downtown

Market Analysis

Understanding your local market

Real Estate Study

Reviewing your building stock

Community Town Hall

Meeting your residents

Stakeholder Forum

Establishing a Vision

Municipal Roundtable

Learning what resources are available

Vision Plan

Creating the future of your downtown

Development Agreement

Outline of work to be done

Approval Process

Receiving approvals from planning commission, building inspectors and city council

Property Acquisition

Purchase of real estate

Building Stabilization

Completing construction work on buildings

Business Development

Cultivating current and aspiring entrepreneurs

Bringing Innovation To Market

Creating Storefront Entrepreneurs One Small Town at a Time

How to support small businesses in a really big way.

By Tracy Leigh Hazzard CEO, Hazz Design

In honor of this year's Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses thrive during the busiest holiday shopping season of the year, I wanted to point out that grassroots efforts to boost local businesses and small towns are happening across America. Maybe even in a small town near you. If you run into the problem Todd Thompson did, shopping in your hometown local stores might be difficult, especially if they've gone out of business or vacated the area.

Todd is from a small town called Pekin, Illinois, where the vacancies and lack of small businesses, like in many other small towns, became the norm. So much so, that when Todd would tell people where he was from, out of embarrassment, he eventually started leaving Pekin out of it, and just started telling people he was from Central Illinois. But as Todd grew with his construction business, he realized that you're from where you're from, and while you can't change where you're from... you can change where you're from.

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Our Network

Projects Creating vibrancy through entrepreneurship. Browse our most recent projects below.

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Available Space

Maquet's Rail House

221 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Classical Dance Academy

359 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Jake's Place

217 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Yoga Happens Here

405 Court Street - Pekin, IL

353 Court LLC

405 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Aerial Athletics

215 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Vinyl Arts Studio

407 Court Street - Pekin, IL

Maiden Voyage

409 Court Street - Pekin, IL

GroUp Gardening

229 Court Street - Pekin, IL

507 Court Street

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Get in Touch Let's take your downtown from vacant to vibrant. Contact us today!