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Automotive Technical School Coming to Lisle

The vacant Burroughs Corp. building will be torn down to make room for the new campus.

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.

Cathy F. August 31, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I saw truckloads of 3 feet and 4 feet diameter logs being hauled off in trucks this week from the UTI site. Such a shame. How could this happen in the Arboretum Village?
Bill September 03, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Taxpayer subsidized removal of 1000's of mature trees is an embarassment to Lisle. People need to wake up. We will see HIGHER TAXES because politicans cut deals like this handing out 6 Million to a single property owner (one who failed to maintain their property for years, I might add).
ABV September 24, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Over 1000 trees were removed from this site and the Village Board approved the variances to allow it and also waived compliance with the tree replacement ordinance. These trees are not being replaced per code. Most people in Lisle don't care right now that's pretty obvious - they will care when it effects their property values or their taxes go way up. Oh, take a look at the uproar in LA to removal of 400 trees... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/49126324#49126324
Dick October 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM
The site is cleared - handful of tress left on 20 acres. Soon, this is all you will see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UKBhFH0nfk
Maria December 12, 2012 at 02:19 PM
UTI investigation list grows... Monday, December 10, 2012 Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Saturday, December 8, 2012 Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Investigation of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Friday, December 7, 2012 Rosen Law Firm Investigates Securities Claims Universal Technical Institute – UTI Monday, December 3, 2012 Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Friday, November 30, 2012 Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Universal Technical Institute, Inc. Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Universal Technical Institute, Inc.

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