MARION (WQRL/WISH/WMCL) – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services office in Marion is getting a new home.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) announced Wednesday that the State of Illinois has received a donation of an office building located at 912 Pentecost Road in Marion from a limited liability company managed by Bob Blettner of the Blettner Group.
The office building property, valued and recently appraised at $4.5 million, is approximately 51,000 square feet, and can accommodate 400 employees. It is a Class A office building in move-in condition, with many well-furnished areas, smart digital controls, energy efficient HVAC and lighting, a backup generator, and the latest fiber optic service.
The receipt of this property will allow the State the opportunity to provide upgraded facilities for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and one or more other State agencies. Currently, DCFS has two facilities in the Marion area, and the donated property will offer much improved space that will provide considerable operational savings and efficiencies. In addition, CMS will seek to consolidate additional leases in the area resulting in a potential annual savings of up to $1 million.