Demolition in Dixon

March 6, 2019

Demolition is underway at the former Nicor Gas building at 421 W. First St. in Dixon. The riverfront property is part of the footprint for the Viaduct Point project, an initiative by the city and the Lee County Industrial Development Association to secure 10 acres of land stretching from the Peoria Avenue Bridge to the viaducts with the goal of spurring riverfront development. Nicor, which still owns the property, moved to a newly built location on Corporate Drive in the industrial park.

– Photos by Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com