Input Meeting Planned For Former Jr. High Property

Residents, businesses, and community organizations are invited to a community meeting hosted by Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation d/b/a Economic Growth Corporation (GROWTH) to learn about and provide input on workforce housing and community development needs.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, October 21st on the lower level of the Mercer County VFW, 106 SW 3rd Avenue, Aledo from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

GROWTH is seeking input from the community for the redevelopment of the former Junior High School. GROWTH is working to breathe new life into this historic asset by rehabilitating and adding new construction that will result in the creation of 30 units of safe, quality workforce rental housing. GROWTH is a 501c3 non-profit and is a national leader in adaptive-reuse developments and is known to tackle the most complex, difficult to develop projects that result in new investment, new housing, and new tax base into communities. To date, GROWTH has redeveloped 318 units of multifamily rental housing, has 33 units of housing and commercial incubator spaces under construction, and more than 200 housing units in its development pipeline.

“As a community-based non-profit, GROWTH works to develop housing that meets the needs of the community. We work diligently to raise the capital that is then directly invested into communities that result in quality, safe housing for new and existing residents. The work we do has an impact that builds stronger communities and creates opportunities for all. As we look ahead, we are eager to introduce ourselves and get to know those that call Aledo home,” says Jon Davidshofer, Vice President.

Light refreshments will be served, and all are encouraged to attend. Whether you have a question or are just interested in learning the redevelopment plans, we encourage your participation. The meeting will be held in accordance with state and local COVID guidelines.

RSVP’s are not required. If you cannot attend a community input meeting, we still want to hear from you! After a community input meeting is held, we will open online comments for one week, and can be submitted via GROWTH’s website at