- Pro business environment
- Great destination development
- Economic incentives possible
- Illinois Enterprise Zone, Alton TIF District and Hub Zone
- Excellent highway access and visibility
- Build to Suit site(s)
- Dual fiber optic feeds
- Rail available
2001 Phoenix Award winner for outstanding Brownfield redevelopments
Alton Center Business Park is a 150-acre, mixed-use development located at the foot of the Lewis and Clark Bridge at the intersection of Illinois Route 143 and Broadway. It is a 2001 Phoenix Award winner for outstanding Brownfield redevelopments in the United States.
The project is being developed in two phases. Phase I included the renovation of two existing buildings. With new roofs, siding and systems, these buildings offer economical, like-new space for a variety of users. The first tenant, American Water Works, selected the site for its national customer service center after considering more than 1,300 cities across the country because of the area’s bountiful, high-quality labor, the City’s can-do attitude and Clark Properties’ ability to provide turn-key space in time to meet their aggressive schedule. While the buildings are ideal for industrial or warehouse users with 23-foot ceilings and ample column spacing, as American Water Works found, they are also ideal for office users as well.
The buildings offer dual fiber optic feeds and ample parking and their wide-open floors make them easily adaptable to meet the specific needs of the office user. The remainder of the property has been cleared and readied for Phase II, which will provide 75 acres of land for sale for new developments or leased under build-to suit agreements. Beautiful office lots are available with views of the Clark Bridge and some of the Park’s water features. The north side of the property along Broadway will offer opportunities for office and retail users. Just across the street, Fast Eddie’s Bon Aire has extraordinary drawing power attracting people from the entire region. With the marina, Alton Belle Casino, the Great River Road, antiques and eagle watching, Alton has become a major tourist attraction with people coming from all over the Midwest to boat, shop, cycle, hike, and eagle watch. Alton Center Business Park is well situated to service this market.