About City Center
When the Joliet Junior College Foundation purchased the property known as the Renaissance Center in June 1980, they wanted to establish a downtown conference and educational center. College planners agreed that renovation efforts would focus on the historical past of the building as well as provide and promote educational and learning opportunities into the 21st century.
The Renaissance Center provides hands-on experience for JJC Culinary Arts and Hotel, Restaurant and Food Service Management students who assist in the operations of the restaurant and banquet facility on a daily basis. The former hotel portion of the building provides office space for several college departments including the Institute of Economic Technology and the Department of Adult and Family Services.