Plans unveiled for latest Uptown redevelopment in Normal

Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 10:03 PM CST
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NORMAL (25 News Now) - The newest plans were unveiled Monday night for the Uptown South redevelopment in Normal.

The designer and architect, Douglas Farr with Farr Associates says there is no price tag yet but assumes the projects will be in the tens of millions of dollars.

In May of last year, council agreed to pay the Farr Associates $80,000 to draw up the plans.

The plans include all electric buildings, residential and shopping. It would also relocate the city hall annex and Normal Police Department.

The ‘mixed-use masterplan’ for the seven acres, including offices and green space.

However, Councilman Stan Nord is skeptical, saying there’s already vacant space in uptown, so why should they build more.

”I don’t see the market driving this push for building more things, or more space, because they haven’t absorbed the space that we currently have,” said Nord.

The next steps are for Town Council to vote on adopting the plans.