The city of Peoria is working to revitalize the former Cock Diesel Country Rock Bar and Grill for a different use.
The City Council recently approved $60,000 for tenant improvements of the city-owned building.
Officials said the building, 15814 N. 83rd Ave., can best serve the economic needs of the city as a multi-tenant commercial and institutional use, thus needing interior tenant improvements and minor exterior site improvements.
A design feasibility study and cost estimating effort was completed in late 2019, concluding that significant portions of the building could be repurposed in conjunction with a new tenant improvement to create up to 12,600 net leasable space in a multi-tenant, shared facility.
City spokeswoman Kristina Perez said the plan included about four possible uses if the city decided to move forward with a new project.
“This gave us a relative idea of what would be possible,” she said. “It is highly conceptual and was just to see what could be.”
An assessment of the existing building shell and site conditions revealed the need for painting, roofing, tenant signage, and minor site enhancements for improved appearance, tenant entry and accessibility, according to documents.
Total city-paid project expenditures include $8,000 for legal exhibits; $425,000 for design and contractor pre-construction services and contingencies; $42,000 for development permits, fees, and environmental testing; and $475,000 for total design and pre-construction.
Ms. Perez said the city is under a non-disclosure agreement with a prospective development partner and cannot comment further.
Next a bid will go out for design of the project with construction expected to be complete winter 2021.