Progress Report

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Community Development

The City of Effingham continues to work with existing and new companies to provide assistance and support for any needs they may have. So far this year, business activity is taking place throughout the community with several more projects slated to start this year. Interest in Effingham has been picking up and an improvement in the economy has allowed companies to increase employment and projects.

Some projects underway or soon to be starting construction would include the following:

JOHN BOOS AND CO.  - John Boos and Co. recently relocated their outlet store to the former location of Prime Sole near Steak and Shake along Avenue of Mid America. 

MEIJER - Meijer has announced plans to build a 150,000 s.f. store located next to Kohl's. Roadway improvements are scheduled to commence this year.

EFFINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - The City of Effingham's Police Department recently completed  the construction of a new state of the art police facility located next to City Hall. 

MCALISTER'S DELI - McAlister's Deli opened in the former Lonestar Steakhouse location.

HSHS ST. ANTHONY HOSPITAL HEALTH CENTER - HSHS St. Anthony Memorial  Hospital recently opened their new medical center along Temple Ave, across from the Hospital. The facility houses outpatient services and physician offices.

STEVEN'S INDUSTRIES - Steven's Industries has expanded into a 200,000 sq ft rail serviced facility in Effingham's Business Park.

PLANET FITNESS - Planet Fitness  recently opened in the strip center at 1004 N. Keller Drive between Goodwill and Dollar General.

HEARTLAND DENTAL - Heartland Dental is close to completion on a new dental office located on Ford Avenue. 

HOBBY LOBBY - Hobby Lobby has announced plans to open in the former K-Mart building. They plan to open in March.

EFFINGHAM RAILROAD - The Effingham Railroad has completed construction on a new 9,000 sq. ft. facility. The new building will provide office and shop space with room to accommodate a 90ft flat car.

ABBOTT AMBULANCE - Abbot ambulance has completed the construction of a new building located on North Third Street.

HSHS ST. ANTHONY'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT- HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital is currently remodeling their Emergency Department. The first phase has been completed and includes a new registration desk, triage area and waiting room. The next phase will include creating all private exam rooms. The renovations are planned to be completed in August of this year.

HEARTLAND TOWING - Heartland Towing plans to build a new facility located on East Evergreen Avenue.

RMC STADIUM CINEMAS - RMC Stadium Cinemas has purchased a portion of the Village Square Mall and plans to remodel and expand. The completed project will feature ten luxury seating auditoriums and an expanded concession area offering hot foods. Updates will be made to the entrance, hallways, restrooms, and lighting. 

BECK'S SUPERIOR HYBRIDS - Beck's Superior Hybrids plans to build a 50,000 sq. ft. building to be used for machine storage.