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Thursday, February 9, 2017
DOWNTOWN THEATER ONE STEP CLOSER TO REOPENING…CHECK OUT MCHENRY EVENTS WEBSITE!!!
REDEVELOPMENT OF DOWNTOWN THEATER
On Monday the McHenry City Council approved an application by Boone Creek Crossing LLC to redevelop the former McHenry Theater building including the partial use and improvement of Walsh Park immediately to the south.The proposal includes a movie theater, along with a restaurant, indoor and outdoor entertainment and outdoor seating on Walsh Park.
The City has been working for over two years to find an avenue so the downtown theater could be reopened. It is very integral to the City’s downtown revitalization efforts; will generate activity and promote the use of other businesses and is yet another step towards a more vibrant downtown.
Having a restaurant component will further enhance not only this site but downtown as well. Below is an interior/exterior layout and rendering of the building upon completion.
Downtown Revitalization has been a priority for the City for numerous years and many actions have been taken to assist with this effort including:establishment of tax increment financing district, completion of Downtown Plan, Overlay District with Design Guidelines, development of Riverwalk in conjunction with McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, redevelopment of former McHenry Hospital site, purchase of Miller Point site, installation of public boat piers, along with wayfinding signage, joint marketing efforts of community events in cooperation with businesses, McHenry Area Chamber, Downtown Business Association, McHenry Outdoor, McHenry Rotary Sunrise and Kiwanis Clubs and Green Street Cruise Nights, etc.
All of these efforts contribute to a vibrant downtown, along with attracting new tenants and prospective developers downtown and assisting in bringing residents and visitors and keeping people within the downtown district.
Downtown revitalization is an ongoing process which takes continued effort and time and having and sustaining a vibrant downtown is an integral component of any successful community contributing greatly to a high quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors.The reopening of the theater is a crucial step in the revitalization of our downtown!
McHenry Events was created to unite our community through events and to help promote the town as a destination.It is a collaborative effort including the City of McHenry, McHenry Downtown Business Association, McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce, McHenry Sunrise Rotary Club, McHenry Kiwanis Club, Green Street Cruise Nights and McHenry Outdoor Theater. You can learn more about all these outstanding community groups and upcoming events in the City of McHenry by visiting the following website:http://www.mchenryevents.com/.
MANUFACTURING, TRADE AND INDUSTRY
27, 2017, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM, MCHENRY HIGH SCHOOL EAST CAMPUS, 1012 N GREEN
THANK YOU TO
ALL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHICH HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT TO GIVE BACK TO
OUR COMMUNITY, SUPPORT/VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL EVENT, AND/OR LOCATE THEIR BUSINESS
AND/OR EXPAND IN THE CITY OF MCHENRY…EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES!!!!!
US KEEP OUR COMMUNITY VIBRANT AND STRONG TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PRACTICAL FOR
BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE!THE CITY COUNCIL IS CONTINUALLY EVALUATING
WAYS TO ASSIST IN PROMOTING BUSINESS, TOURISM, COMMUNITY EVENTS AND
SERVICE!ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS AN
ONGOING EFFORT THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO AND IS A COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT.AT THE END OF THE DAY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
AND EVERYONE WHO IS A PART OF IT BENEFITS!