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Updates and News2018-12-11T18:34:40+00:00

Community Updates and News

This project wouldn’t be possible without the partnership of the City of Aurora, the Fox Valley Park District and the families that live within Bardwell neighborhood. We will regularly post news and updates about the transformation of the legacy hospital campus.

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A Once-in-a-Century Celebration: The Copley Campus Is Remediated & Secure

Fox Valley Developers cordially invites you to attend a community celebration recognizing the successful remediation of the Copley Campus. A celebration like this only comes around once a century. The former Copley Hospital campus is finally remediated, secured and preserved for future redevelopment! To recognize and commemorate this achievement, Fox Valley Developers invites the neighborhood and community to a family-friendly, evening celebration at the campus. Register Now - Registration Requested During the program, company officials will share details about the [...]

August 1st, 2019|

East Aurora School District may move administrative offices to old Copley site

March 5, 2019 Chicago Tribune "East Aurora School District is looking at a plan to convert a building at the old Copley Hospital site into administrative offices and a professional development center. The East Aurora School Board Buildings and Grounds Committee Monday recommended going ahead with the plan. The proposal will go to the full school board for a vote March 18. If approved, construction could start this summer, with the facility ready for use for the start of the [...]

March 7th, 2019|

Developers say Aurora’s old Copley Hospital site about 60 percent cleaned up

Feb 11, 2019  Chicago Tribune "Cleanup of the old Copley Hospital site in Aurora has been slow, tedious work in cold and wet weather – a bit more difficult than members of the Fox Valley Developers LLC team first anticipated. Yet group members are more bullish on the site’s future than ever, saying the growing interest in both the remediation effort and the eventual redevelopment is getting hotter. “We get new interest every day,” said Mike Poulakidas, an Aurora attorney [...]

February 11th, 2019|

$62,400 Raised for Hesed House at O’Malley’s

The members of Fox Valley Developers are committed to giving back to the community and are grateful that $62,400 was raised at the Annual Holiday Fundraiser for Hesed House hosted by O'Malley's Pub & Eatery. Every dollar raised will go back to fighting against homelessness in the greater Aurora region. Hesed House is the second largest shelter in the State of Illinois, and the largest shelter outside of the city of Chicago. With the help of professional staff, alliances with outside [...]

December 16th, 2018|

200 Area Families Given Thanksgiving Meals

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Fox Valley Developers teamed up with the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry to provide 200 families in need with a turkey and sides to have a complete holiday meal.   Fox Valley Developers committed to improving the neighborhood and entire Aurora community by remediating, securing and preserving the former Copley Hospital Campus. After nearly three decades of decay and delay, progress is already being made. The members of Fox Valley Developers believe it is important to be a [...]

November 18th, 2018|

Beacon-News: Fox Valley Park Board seeks grant for old Copley park development

The Fox Valley Park District Board has approved applying for a state grant to develop a park as part of the renovation of the old Copley Hospital site in Aurora. The district is scurrying to meet an Oct. 1 deadline for making the application to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Open Space Land Acquisition and Development program to fund half of an estimated $550,000 park on 1.4 acres along Weston Street, just across from the old Copley site. The [...]

September 12th, 2018|

Crain’s Chicago Business: Aurora’s old Copley Hospital could become a medical center again

When the century-old Copley Hospital in downtown Aurora was closed in 1995—a replacement state-of-the-art facility was opened that year on the city’s southeast side—developers talked broadly about repurposing the massive 350,000-square-foot campus for retail shops, apartments and even a church. One proposal called for demolishing the whole thing to make way for a public park. Now a new set of developers has emerged with a novel idea: they want to bring medical services back to Copley, after clearing away the [...]

September 6th, 2018|

Daily Herald: Long-dormant hospital in Aurora set for cleanup, renovations

A 9-acre former hospital site south of downtown Aurora that has stood dormant for the past 23 years, inviting vandals and trespassers, is set for environmental cleanup to make way for new residential and medical uses. The city council this week approved an agreement with a group of local investors who plan to start work this fall to remove asbestos, lead paint and other toxins inside the former Copley Hospital at Lincoln and Weston avenues. The group, called Fox Valley [...]

August 30th, 2018|

Kane County Connects: Landmark Agreement Reached on Old Copley Hospital

"Last night (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018), the Aurora City Council approved a landmark redevelopment agreement regarding the historic former Copley Hospital campus that will facilitate an immediate environmental remediation of the property and its transfer to a new ownership group, Fox Valley Developers, LLC. (CREDIT: city of Aurora) “After decades of decay and delay, we are moving forward with a partner who will immediately improve the campus by removing the environmental hazards and toxic debris, so that the property can [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Beacon-News: Aurora approves clean-up deal for old Copley Hospital site

The Aurora City Council has approved a development agreement to get the former Copley Hospital property on the near East Side of the city cleaned up. The development agreement with Fox Valley Developers LLC includes the city contributing as much as $3 million toward the estimated overall cost of about $12 million to clean up the site. It also puts the city and the developer on track for a possible renovation of the former hospital buildings into a residence and [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Fox Valley Developers: Statement on Approval of Historic Redevelopment Agreement

Landmark Agreement Reached to Spur Investment in Former Copley Hospital Property in Aurora  New Owners to Immediately Remediate, Preserve and Secure Campus for Future Redevelopment The City of Aurora has reached a landmark redevelopment agreement regarding the 340,000 square foot historic Copley Hospital campus that will facilitate an immediate environmental remediation of the property and its transfer to a new ownership group, Fox Valley Developers, LLC. “After decades of decay and delay, we are moving forward with a partner who [...]

August 28th, 2018|

Beacon-News: Aurora approves clean-up deal for old Copley Hospital site

  The Aurora City Council is set to vote next week on a development agreement to get the former Copley Hospital property on the near East Side of the city cleaned up. The development agreement with Fox Valley Developers LLC would include the city contributing as much as $3 million toward the estimated overall cost of about $12 million to clean up the site. Aldermen appear favorable toward the agreement, even though they are unsure where the city’s $3 million [...]

August 22nd, 2018|

Beacon-News: Aurora looks at deal for clean-up of old Copley Hospital site

“There is a lot of hope and anticipation on the 4th Ward about this,”Ald. William Donnell, 4th Ward, said. Copley Hospital operated at the site from the late 1800s until 1994, when it moved to its new campus — now the Rush-Copley Medical Center — on Ogden Avenue. Since the hospital left, the old hospital site, which is actually nine buildings built during different years, has been owned by several different people and groups and has been the subject of [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Beacon-News: Redevelopment may save old Copley Hospital building from wrecking ball

The twisting tale of the old Copley Hospital building has moved from lawsuits to hazardous materials outfits. Demolition of the former hospital building along Lincoln Avenue on Aurora's near East Side was once considered a foregone conclusion. That was until this past year, when potential redevelopers of the property joined with city officials, city staff and a host of consultants in donning those haz-mat suits and touring every inch of the historic building. “We’ve done that three times,” said Mike [...]

April 12th, 2018|