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President

Prairie Structures Inc. of Batavia
Phone: (630) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: f***@***.com
Prairie Structures Inc
901 North Batavia Avenue
Batavia, Illinois 60510
United States

Company Description: Prairie Structures, Inc. is an industrial and commercial real estate consulting, development, management, brokerage and investment firm located in Batavia, Illinois...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Building Owner
    The Campana Co.
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Web References
Campana building owner Frank ...
www.kcchronicle.com, 19 May 2012 [cached]
Campana building owner Frank Mares, president of Prairie Structures, could not be reached for comment.
BATAVIA -- Frank Mares, ...
www.suburbanchicagonews.com, 12 July 2007 [cached]
BATAVIA -- Frank Mares, owner of the historic Campana Building, hopes to remove the wings from the former factory and move the original structure to within 80 feet of Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway.
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Mares, president of Prairie Structures Inc. of Batavia, presented plans to the city this week on how to move the city's landmark structure.Edwards Moving and Rigging Inc. of Shelbyville, Ky., a nationally known firm with extensive experience in moving historic and large-scale structures, would be involved in the project.
City of Batavia -
www.cityofbatavia.net, 5 Feb 2009 [cached]
Oswalt Drive, Beach Street, Belleview Lane, and Bond Drive -(Frank Mares, Prairie
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Business Park - (Frank Mares, Prairie Structures, Inc., applicant) Joel Strassman 2/5/09 (Remanded to CDC from City Council)
City of Batavia -
www.cityofbatavia.net, 8 Jan 2009 [cached]
and Bond Drive--Frank Mares, Prairie Structures, Inc., applicant (JLS 1/8/09)
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Fox Valley Business Park--Frank Mares, Prairie Structures, Inc.,
Suburban Life - Window clouded on Campana's future
www.chicagosuburbannews.com, 3 Aug 2006 [cached]
The developer is Frank Mares, president of Batavia-based Prairie Structures Inc.
Instead, the clinic's location questions were resolved when Dreyer got the CDC's green light to rebuild on its current, 2-1/2-acre site, thwarting Mares' residential plan, which several members questioned because of the added density's impact on school districts.
"I'm at ground zero," said Mares after his pitch to CDC.He said the residential component was important to his plan's overall economic feasibility.
Asked what his next step would be, Mares said: "As soon as we have an economically viable plan, we'll give them a call."
How soon that will happen, Mares shrugged in frustration, "I don't know."The plan he and partner Tim Ward presented would integrate the clinic in an overall revamping of the 11-acre property, located on the northwest corner of Route 31 and Fabyan Parkway.
He came to the meeting with hopes of "getting direction" from the CDC and getting tax increment financing considered for the redevelopment-restoration of the building, which gained national historic landmark status in 1979.
In a TIF district, property tax revenue in a designated area that is received by local taxing bodies is capped for up to 23 years.
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Mares said the 1937-vintage building, originally a factory that manufactured cosmetics and hand lotions, is now a warehouse that is not maximizing its value.It has "at least one life cycle left, but it is deteriorating," he added.
The building's front facade features a 100-foot tower and 80,000 glass blocks, running horizontally from end-to-end, a feature that limits its use and marketability, Mares said.
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City Administrator Bill McGrath suggested Mares come again with his best ideas on how to deal with key aspects of the project, such as window treatments and the entrance.
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"It takes a long time to (work out) an economically viable plan," Mares remarked."I don't know if there will ever be one."
Mares' plan, which several CDC members criticize as not much different from the one he presented in January, calls for the razing of north, south and west wings that were added to the original building and contribute nothing to the building's historical value.
Another of the redevelopment issues concerned access/egress off the campus' busy intersection.Kane County Department of Transportation favors a stoplight on Fabyan, 900 feet west of Route 31.Mares said this fits the county's 20-20 plan and the only big issue would be the realignment of Fabyan Parkway.
Clearly frustrated at the meeting's outcome, Mares remarked, "This building is searching for its destiny.I expected a more positive reception," he said, but "I can't (yet) rule anything out."
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