Downtown Development

Will County Courthouse

Brand new, state of the art courthouse building opened to the public late 2020. The 370,000-square-foot, 10-story building boasts 38 new courtrooms, solar panels, cafeteria, rooftop gardens, and many offices.

JJC City Center Campus

The six-story, 96,000 sq. foot building includes a light-filled, glass-enclosed lobby designed to welcome students and visitors to the facility, in addition to a new restaurant located adjacent to Chicago St. for the public to access. The Joliet Junior College City Center Campus includes space for Culinary Arts, Department of Adult Education and Literacy, and Workforce Development The design includes many sustainable technologies and is also targeting LEED Silver certification through the United States Green Building Council.

Downtown Revitalization

The Joliet City Center is dedicated in working to revitalize the Downtown Joliet Area, in order to enhance our sense of community while maintaining the historical landmarks that hold so much history behind the Downtown Joliet area.

Concentrating on:

  • Development of Downtown Plaza
  • Expanding local economy
  • Extension of Downtown TIF District

Concept Plan for Downtown Plaza at Chicago St. and Van Buren St.

Chicago Street Corridor

Plan: Assess and optimize options for the access and linkage between Downtown Joliet and the Gateway Transportation Center.

  • Create pedestrian connections to downtown
  • Design and update downtown streetscape
  • Coordinate appropriate roadway cross-sections
  • Develop a comprehensive downtown wayfinding plan