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Downers Grove Civic Center

Downers Grove Civic Center

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Civic Center and Plaza Design | Columbus, Illinois

The new Civic Center for The Village of Downers Grove, Illinois includes a new Village Hall and Police Department. Envisioned as a community gathering place, the project includes a community walk that commuters will use to connect to nearby neighborhoods and a plaza to honor the civil rights movement and Isrel Blackburn, one of the founders of Downers Grove. Using only native plantings, without using turf or non-native ornamental plants, we were able to balance sustainable approach with the practical realities of the function of an active public space.


Village of Downers Grove

FGM Architects


Design Team

Eriksson Engineering

Selbert Perkins Design

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