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Historic Landmark Becomes Multi-Use Facility

Our team provided multi-discipline services for the Murray Building renovation. A historic landmark located in the National Register Warehouse District in downtown Peoria, the building is a 1930s four-story concrete structure with approximately 20,000 SF per floor. Each of these floors were remodeled to accommodate the following tenant spaces:

  • Ground floor – 3 empty tenant spaces and 1 new tenant space for the owner
  • Second floor – commercial lease space for Farnsworth Group’s Peoria office
  • Third and fourth floors – residential units (mix of 1–3 bedroom units with 15 units per floor)
  • Fifth floor – community room with large terrace facing the Illinois River



    The project required the following renovations be made, all with the review and approval of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency:

    • Demolish and infill existing stairs and elevators
    • Create new code compliant stairs and elevator in the central core of the building
    • Replace existing windows
    • Add new window openings in masonry exterior walls
    • Replace electrical service, distribution, wiring and fixtures
    • Replace heating and cooling systems
    • Replace plumbing and sprinkler systems