Plainfield, Illinois TIF funds to renew 1904 trolley barn & revitalize downtown

Village trustees Monday approved the site plan review and $237,194 facade grant through tax-increment financing funds for a new use of the old Plainfield Trolley Barn.

Renovation of the Trolley Barn will cost an estimated $474,388.

We think [the Trolley Barn] has the significance really being a commercial anchor of the western edge of downtown,” Village Planner Michael Garrigan said.

Chicago-based Sheffield Safety and Loss Control is redeveloping the Trolley Barn for office purposes.

The Trolley Barn was built in 1904 as a stop along the Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet railway, according to staff reports. It ceased operation in 1924 and the property was used for storage and maintenance, undergoing several (ugly) transformations through the 1960s.

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