Reuse or Redevelopment Opportunity at Historical Village Hall (CAC)

ADAPTIVE REUSE OR OTHER PRODUCTIVE USE OF HISTORIC VILLAGE HALL SITE (CITIZEN ACTIVITY CENTER) IN DOWNTOWN WAUCONDA ILLINOISThe Village of Wauconda (Village) is seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in purchasing the historic village hall building, commonly known as Citizen Activity Center (CAC), located at 100 N. Main St. with the intent of establishing a new use for this central downtown location. This property is currently owned by the Village. The Village is open to adaptive reuse of the building or to demolition and reuse of the site, depending on the proposal. Potential applicants/buyers are invited to submit a proposal outlining their proposed use and programming for the property, as well as their renovation and maintenance experience with similar historic buildings or their experience incorporating new construction into a historic area. This solicitation is anticipated to lead to direct negotiations for the sale of the property with the selected applicant, as provided by law. Solicitation packet and submittal requirements are below.

Proposals will be received until 4:30 pm on February 15, 2024, and should be emailed to Village Administrator Allison Matson ( It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that the proposal was received by the Village before the deadline. Delays due to email delivery, including, but not limited to delays within the Village’s internal distribution systems, do not excuse the applicant’s responsibility for submitting the proposal to the correct location (and confirming receipt) by the deadline. There will be no formal opening. Proposals received after the stated deadline date and time will not be considered.

The Village reserves the right (1) to reject any or all proposals, (2) to waive informalities in the proposals, (3) to select the proposal which appears to be in the best interest of the Village, and (4) secure in the contract for the sale of the property, if any, that the purchaser’s adaptive reuse proposal(s) be performed.

There will be a non-mandatory informational meeting and tour of the building on January 17, 2024, at 2 p.m. at 100 N Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084. Additional information can be found on the Village website at