Formally known as the Illinois Avenue group, residents from Mendota came together to revitalize downtown. This once vibrant downtown was deteriorating. Determined to bring life back to the downtown and pride in the community Reimagine Mendota started to host events downtown. The last few years Reimagine Mendota also took on beautification projects such as adding flower boxes, painting light posts, and adding lights to Illinois Avenue. Unfortunately in late 2022 downtown Mendota faced two separate fires leaving two main streets with empty spaces. The beauty restored on Illinois Avenue is now in ashes. Yet the residents remain committed and will continue their efforts to make Mendota a great place to work, live, and play.
Reimagine Mendota is now once again creating a plan and involving everyone to determine what should be developed on these blank slates and how we can truly make this once again a vibrant downtown. All residents are welcomed to help imagine, plan, and volunteer.
Help us Create...Build...Thrive.
To revitalize downton Mendota and
further develop the city
so we all have a great place to live, work, and play.
Mendota will be a thriving community.