By RITA DUCKWORTH
The initial phase of Edwardsville Town Center is underway. Plocher Construction Co., Inc., in partnership with Christopher W. Byron from the law firm Byron, Carlson, Petri & Kalb, LLC, are the developers, legal counsel and design/builder of the $35 million project.
When completed, The Town Center, or ETC, will provide a combination of living and retail space in a convenient, pedestrian-friendly environment. It is located at the intersection of Governors’ Parkway and Illinois Route 157 on the former Madison Mutual Insurance site.
ETC will include a three-building luxury apartment complex, totaling 300,000 square feet, consisting of 184 two- and three-bedroom units. The buildings will also have ground floor retail space consisting of approximately 20,000 of the total square footage.
Michael Garrett, Plocher’s project manager, describes the residential buildings as the centerpiece of the development. Along with the luxury apartments, ETC will include a 40,000-square-foot Kloss Furniture store, restaurants, commercial outlots, and two additional freestanding multi-tenant retail buildings.
All are being built by Plocher. Hurford Architects Inc. is responsible for the architectural design. G&W Engineering Corp. is handling mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. AEdifica Case is the structural engineer. Cecil Management will be providing the on-site apartment management.
“The development of the site infrastructure for ETC began in June,” says Garrett. “Construction on the initial residential buildings will start later this year.”
“Kloss will open in early summer 2019,” explains Garrett. “Completion date for the first of the residential buildings is the third/fourth quarter of 2019. The other two residential buildings will follow in 2020.”
Garrett believes that ETC’s unique concept will appeal to future tenants. The amenities will include a resort-style pool, full fitness center, and walking paths connecting to the Madison County Transit Trail system.
“ETC will provide its residents and patrons everything they need in a convenient, thoughtful development,” he said.
By RITA DUCKWORTH