By CN Staff
WOODSTOCK, Ill.—The facade design for the proposed renovation of Woodstock’s Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s Jail building was recently given approval by the City Council.
The Old McHenry County Courthouse was built in 1857 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The jail, directly adjacent to the courthouse, was added in the 1870s.
The proposed design by architecture firm Studio GWA comes as city officials await word on applications for state and federal tax credits that are necessary to fund the project. The city submitted an application through the program website in early October immediately after the application window opened to ensure it would win a tiebreaker between any equally qualified projects,
According to a memo from Woodstock Planner Darrell Moore to the city manager, the city could receive more than $2 million in state tax…