Village Board Approves Grant App for Demolition of Field’s Building

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Park Forest Village Board approved a resolution requesting a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant from Cook County toward the demolition of the former Marshall Field’s building. The decision to seek grant funding was made at the board’s February 9 meeting.

According to Director of Community Development Larrie Kerestes, staff recommends the demolition of the former field’s Building. The Village is requesting $300,000 in the current 2009-2010 application, realizing that the amount awarded may be less.

After submission of the application and evaluation of the application by Cook County, notices of awards are mailed to the municipalities in late July.