Bike and Outdoor Recreation Shops will capitalize on Rawleigh’s multimodal station and immediate proximity to Tutty’s Crossing, which serves as the premier regional trailhead at the intersection of the Jane Adams Trail and Pecatonica Prairie Path, both of which are part of the Grand Illinois Trail extending from Chicago to Galena. Tutty’s also include a Pecatonica River boat launch for canoes, kayaks, and small fishing boats. With Amtrak service from Dubuque scheduled to begin in 2017/18, and eventually providing service to Chicago, Rawleigh itself will service as a regional gateway to the many outdoor recreation opportunities in Stephenson County and the rolling hills of the Driftless area to the west including hiking, geocaching, biking, hunting, fishing, paddle sports, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. As a result, it will be an ideal location for a full-service bike shop and sales, rental and service of other outdoor recreation gear.
- Full architectural and engineering plans for Building E will be completed in early 2015, which the City will use to secure funding for renovation and installation of basic systems throughout the structure and the buildout of the ground floor to serve as an Amtrak train station and multimodal center following completion of construction in 2017. This will include nearly 15,000 sq. ft. of available tenant spaces for supporting retail uses.
- The City is currently seeking short and long term uses for Building B and following a plan for a floor-by-floor reoccupation of the building as tenants are identified. The first floor has a net leasable area of approximately 11,500 sq. ft. that can be divided to accommodate individual tenant spaces of 500 sq. ft. to 8,000 sq. ft. Further, the utilitarian yet historic nature of the building makes it an excellent location for artists and artisans demonstrations and instructional space as well as storage and repair of equipment.