ARCHES meets Monday
Advocates to Revitalize Cultural and Historic Elgin Sites (ARCHES) is holding its inaugural meeting Monday at 6:30 at the Gail Borden Public Library.
The idea came about a few years ago when members of the Northeast Neighborhood Association rallied to save — for now — the former D.C. Cook Communications building on North Grove Avenue from demolition to make way for a condominium development.
ARCHES members want to serve as a resource for others if a similar scenario surfaces.
Betsy Couture, an ARCHES member who also is a member of Elgin’s Heritage Commission, said neighborhood anchors could include buildings, parks and even things like the west side Kline farm stand, which grew out of an old diner…
At Monday’s meeting, people will brainstorm ideas. Eric Pepa, an architect and heritage commission member, will speak about the reuse of older buildings….
Residents were encouraged to call (847) 742-2857 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. (Daily Herald Herald 5/3/08)