Governor JB Pritzker declared final Monday that the Kendall County Forest Preserve has been awarded an $828,200 grant from the Illinois Department of Purely natural Resources Leisure Facility Building Act Grant Method for renovation of the Ken and Jackie Pickerill estate residence at the Pickerill-Pigott Forest Maintain at 6350 Minkler Rd. in Yorkville.
The grant will aid finance a improvement challenge to renovate and update the Pickerill Estate Dwelling with ADA renovations and development of an adjoining open-air pavilion.
The Kendall County Forest Preserve’s necessary match will be $279,599, with a full coastline of $1,107,799.
Kendall County Forest Preserve Director David Guritz spoke about the grant.
The Pickerill-Pigott Forest Protect is scheduled to open to the public on June 4 of this calendar year.
Guritz mentioned the design and style function on the residence will also start off this calendar year, with genuine development beginning in 2022. The Pickerill property renovation ought to be concluded subsequent year.
Guritz stated that forest preserve will borrow the $279,599 match money.
The Pickerill house and land totaled 29.5 acres. The remaining 69.3 acres of the Pickerill-Pigott Forest Preserve was obtained from the Pigott family members in 2008 for $4.27 million.
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