As co-developer and general contractor, Focus delivered the Courthouse Square project in downtown Wheaton in 2008. Designed to create a community in and around the fully renovated and restored DuPage County Courthouse—built in 1896 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places—the complex includes 50 midrise condominiums and six luxurious condominium homes. The adjacent historic 1938 State’s Attorney Building was also restored and renovated to now include two office condominiums, a fitness center, and a hospitality suite. Airhart Construction, our development partner, further built out the community with 46 townhomes on the property.
Located close to Wheaton’s downtown shops and restaurants, the Courthouse Square community has a park-like feel. The architectural design was created to complement the surrounding neighborhood and the historic buildings on site.
Creating spaces that inspire a sense of harmony and well-being is our passion and vital responsibility. Although the Courthouse Square was the original DuPage county seat, it was eventually sold to National Louis University—but really functioned as a giant parking lot. Focus restored the historical Courthouse and State’s Attorney buildings, adding a community center, condominiums, apartments, townhomes, and offices. Since this transformation, the surrounding area has seen economic growth, including the arrival of a new grocery store, medical center, and additional office space. Now, instead of looking out over a parking lot, tenants have access to a pool, community center, and green space with a pond—a view that makes this area a beautiful place to call home.