The environmental and historical impact of 353 Court, LLC’s work is substantial on the Pekin Community. So many developers build strip malls at the edge of a town while the city center collapses. Rather than contributing to this type of damaging urban sprawl, 353 Court is using the existing structures in downtown Pekin to attract businesses to an easily walkable, or bike-able, atmosphere. While respecting the original façades of the century-old buildings, 353 Court is revitalizing the buildings to meet the desires of the community today. Once a business is founded in a 353 Court property, 353 Court LLC provides entrepreneurship classes in the hopes the business thrives. Thriving businesses in a vibrant downtown, in turn, attract more businesses and people to Pekin. 353 Court LLC is one of Pekin’s greatest assets.
Brigette Lobacz, Esq. - MOEHLE, SWEARINGEN & LOBACZ, LTD., Pekin, IL