Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:
On Monday, the Plainfield Village Board granted a special use permit for planned development of a mixed-use building at 15025 S. Des Plaines St., the former Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters.
Developers plan to convert the second level into six residential units while the first floor is transformed for commercial or restaurant use. The plan includes the potential for a second phase in which the building would be added on to and would feature a similar arrangement, with four additional residential units.
The fire station is steps from downtown’s main strip of Lockport Street.
Interior demolition work is underway, according to board documents. The station opened in 1950 and closed in 2009, when the fire district opened a new station on South Coil Plus Drive. It was used as storage until it was sold in September.
The village’s staff report states that rental occupancy downtown is very high, and contact continues to come in from companies interested in locating downtown.