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Colman Yards Project

Colman yards Project

By Emily Blaylock
President & Founder, Untamed Equity

This project was many years in the making and finally will bring life back to the Colman Yards site in Rockford, IL. 

This site dates back to 1907 when it was the Barber-Colman manufacturing complex for textiles and milling machinery.  Now, for this phase it will be rehabilitated to a mixed-use development with a parking garage. 

The financing included Historic Tax Credits, grants from the City, and a TIF loan.  The overall project will be an unbelievable transformation.  This will be exciting to watch over the next several years. 


For more information on this project, visit https://colman-yards.com

Emily Blaylock started Untamed Equity in 2022 after spending over 15 years in banking with a focus on Commercial Lending. Her most recent role was Chief Loan Officer for Northwest Bank & Trust Company in Davenport, IA. Emily earned her MBA at Indiana University. She lives in the Quad Cities with her husband and two children where she continues to cheer on the Hoosiers.