In June of 2018, the City of Kankakee adopted a visionary, dynamic and transformative plan for the Kankakee River and adjoining properties.

    Considered by many experts as the highest quality river in the State, the Kankakee River boast superior water quality, uncommon moving and flat water recreational and ecologically diverse wildlife habitat.

    Approximately 70 acres of publicly owned land is adjacent to the river with more expected as the City acquires flood prone homes along River Road. The Kankakee Riverfront plan envisions lighting on key bridges, streetscape enhancements, an extraordinary white water run, kayak/canoe launches, festival/entertainment venues, linear bike way / pedestrian walkways, pavilions, gardens, and enhanced landscaping.

    More importantly, the Riverfront Plan cerates an opportunity for the development of adjacent multi-family, mixed use, hotel, restaurants and other development initiatives.

    To learn more about the Kankakee Riverfront Plan, and how it will transform the Kankakee Downtown, “click here”

 

 

 

    Tax Increment Financing utilizes incremental property taxes attributable to new growth as a way to incent private investment, and to finance needed public improvements. There are two established TIF’s within the City of Kankakee.

    Created in ____, the 308 Riverstone TIF is TIF is intended to incent private investment in new and the renovation/rehabilitation of existing commercial and office buildings, development of highway related logistics and retail development, and allow for the installation of new welcoming and wayfinding signs at the 308 exit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) Office to Host Community Public Hearings for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project Funding
10 March 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) will hold public hearings for the purpose of receiving comments from the citizens of the City of Kankakee regarding the HUD, Community Development Block Grant, and Public Service. Public hearings will be in the format of a Community Needs Assessment Forum to discuss th

 

Economic and Community Development Agency Partners with Ivy League Farms to Host Industrial Hemp Basics Event
02 March 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency has partnered with Ivy League Farms to present Industrial Hemp Basics v2.0. This is a free, educational event for the community to learn about Industrial Hemp. Topics will include hemp policy and licensing, growing practices, processing, marketing, the International Hemp

 

Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) to Host Homebuyers Workshop
18 February 2020 | Press Release

Kankakee, IL – The City of Kankakee’s Economic and Community Development Agency (ECDA) is set to host their next workshop on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 for those interested in becoming homeowners. The homebuyers workshop will be held in the ECDA conference room in suite 410 located in the Kankakee Public Library from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

KANKAKEE ECDA SURVEYS!
26 September 2019 | Press Release

Take a few moments to complete surveys to help the Economic and Community Development Agency better serve the City of Kankakee. Your feedback is vital to the work we do!