City Center Campus

Watch the demolition of the former City Center Campus

After occupying the former City Center Campus space since 1980, the college will begin demolition on the structure starting Monday, May 22. The structure, which formerly served as the Sheraton Motor Inn in the 1960s and 1970s, has served the college’s Workforce Development and Adult Education populations for many years. Those programs, in addition to the Culinary Arts program, are now housed in the new City Center Campus which was completed in January 2017. The demolition will last around two weeks.

12/21/16 update:

JJC is pleased to open its new City Center Campus for spring 2017 classes. Please find below a map of parking options for students, faculty and staff. For parking tags and more information, please visit the City Center Campus front desk on the first floor.

See a mobile responsive Google map version city center parking map

See interior construction progress photos

See Department Floor Plan Layout 



See completed exterior photos

11/10/16 update:  

Workforce Development and DAEL staff will be located in the new building as of Monday, 11/14/16. The Culinary Arts program will complete their move primarily over the college's Winter Break, between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. The college will host a public grand opening event to celebrate the City Center Campus and renovated Renaissance Center in March 2017.


Projected Completion Date



The City Center Campus, located at the corner of Chicago and Webster Streets in downtown Joliet, will house the following programs: workforce development, GED/ESL training, adult education and culinary arts.

The six-story, 96,000 square-foot building includes a light-filled, glass-enclosed lobby designed to welcome students and visitors to the facility, and will have a new restaurant located adjacent to Chicago St. for the public to access.

The design includes many sustainable technologies and is also targeting LEED Silver certification though the United States Green Building Council.

The exterior of the building was completed in spring 2014.

Cost: $57.8 million, which includes renovations to the Renaissance Center

Stories, Photos and Videos



Updated Interior Work Photo Gallery



Renaissance Center to Close Down for Remodeling of Facility 




Master Plan Projects Update December 2015




PHOTO GALLERY: ​Interior Renderings of the City Center Campus




Gov. Quinn Announces Funding for JJC City Center



New JJC City Center Campus Core and Shell on Track to Be Completed in January 2014



PHOTO GALLERY: City Center Campus Tour



PHOTO GALLERY: City Center Campus Construction



JJC Hosts Groundbreaking for City Center Campus



PHOTO GALLERY: White Store Demolition 2



PHOTO GALLERY: White Store Demolition



VIDEO: White Store Demolition



PHOTO GALLERY: White Store Auction



White Store Auction Oct. 30



City Center Campus Update: White Store Demolition After Asbestos Removal Complete



JJC Acquires White Store:



JJC Moves Forward with Plans for City Center Campus



JJC Approves Development Team for City Center Campus Project



PHOTO GALLERY: White Store photos


City Center Construction 


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