Senator Paul Simon Federal Building

Exterior entrance and solar-paneled roof of the Simon Federal Building250 West Cherry Street
Carbondale, IL  62901
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Built in 1978, the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building is named after Paul Martin Simon, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975-85 and the U.S. Senate 1985-97.

Property Manager: Leigh Ann Davis

Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For building service calls or more information, refer to the contacts above right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Parking & Public Transportation

Among various public parking options is a municipal parking garage to the north of the building. An Amtrak rail station is located one block east of the building. See local transit info at Jackson County Mass Transit District [nongovernment site].

Conference Room 

The building has one available conference room with capacity of 10-15 people. For reservations contact the property manager listed at top right.

Key Tenants

The building houses offices for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, SSA, and U.S. Senator Richard Durbin. In the building's most recent (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 66% rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.

Recent Projects

The building's recently completed Recovery Act project involved replacing the existing sloped roof – originally designed as a solar demonstration project – with modern photovoltaic panels. Surplus energy produced by the panels is sold to the local utility company. A project to upgrade the building's Energy Management System and maximize energy use was completed in 2014.

History & Architecture

The three-story Simon Federal Building is made of reinforced concrete and consists of three modules interconnected by a multi-level ramped corridor system in lieu of an elevator. 

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Last Reviewed 2017-02-14