Transform Rockford: A ‘Sense of Place’ Starts at Home

Where we live matters, and it’s important to sell those unique qualities about our neighborhoods. Meet two teams from Transform Rockford that are showing residents across the region how to build a sense of place and belonging.

Haight Village, Rockford’s Original Comeback

Back when there was a different attitude about downtown Rockford, a tight-knit group of neighbors fought off disinvestment, apathy and absentee landlords to restore East Rockford’s first settlement.

Every Part of Prairie Street Brewing Co.

Downtown Rockford got the boost it needed when three friends opened a restaurant and brewery on the riverfront in 2014. Now, Prairie Street Brewing Co. has even more to offer.

Success Stories: Gary W. Anderson Architects

Thirty years ago, critics thought he was crazy to invest in Rockford’s historic landmarks. Now, this area architect and his team can have the last laugh, as they leave their marks on several high-profile rehabs in the city’s urban core.

Transform Rockford: Why Neighborhoods, Families Matter

In its efforts to strategically reinvent Rockford and ensure its future, this nonprofit group is learning there’s an important dynamic that’s missing from our region today. Learn how community is the building block of something big.