About a week after getting village approval, hundreds of trees were removed from the site of a long-vacant corporate training center along Warrenville Road in Lisle to make room for a $35 million technical school, according to the Daily Herald.
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois plans to close its Glendale Heights facility and develop a school at 2611 Corporate West Dr., in Lisle, the Joliet Herald News reported. It will tear down the vacant building and build a new structure of at least 180,000 square feet. The building was constructed by Burroughs Corp., and has been vacant since 2006.
The Lisle Village Board approved an agreement to bring the school to the village at its Aug. 20 meeting.
Lisle officials said that the deal with be good for everyone, according to the Joliet Herald News report. Public benefits included in the agreement are six scholarships, including two for Lisle Community School District 202, two for Naperville District 203, and two for village of Lisle residents. Scholarships will be worth $5,000 each.
Construction of UTI’s school is expected to start in the fall, according to the Daily Herald. The two-story facility would have classrooms and laboratory space to educate up to 1,500 students in the areas of automotive, diesel and industrial technology.
Classes are scheduled to start during the fourth quarter of 2013. UTI has 11 campuses across the country.