Fairview Heights, IL, January 15, 2018
IMPACT Strategies recently completed the renovation of Belleville’s 60-year-old City Hall building. With the help of architect, The Lawrence Group and civil engineer Kaskaskia Engineering Group, IMPACT Strategies was able to maintain the historical integrity while still revitalizing the building to improve public accessibility and function. This major renovation included environmental improvements, such as asbestos abatement and the installation of energy efficient windows in the atrium. Modernizations were also made to the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
“For decades to come, our City Hall will better serve the needs of our community and staff. This revitalized building will enhance our city services, and by doing so, benefit our citizens and represent the committed values of the City of Belleville.” Said Mayor Mark Eckert.
Public safety and accessibility were at the forefront of this project; prompting the necessary improvements to the elevator, along with entryways and bathrooms to meet ADA standards. Accommodations were also made for an additional elevator to be installed in the future. Along with the improved access, various aesthetic enhancements were made. The terrazzo flooring was refinished, the clerk’s counter was redone, a new roof was installed, and the cell tower was repainted. Perhaps the most noticeable change is in the council chambers, where a balcony was added for additional seating, and the audio/visual system was updated.
This project was the final phase of a three-phase plan to enhance critical facilities for the city. IMPACT Strategies completed the first two phases in June of 2016, these phases included the construction of Belleville’s new $11 million police department headquarters and a parking garage to accommodate the city’s police cruisers and maintenance vehicles.