Sustainable Master Plan
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Weaver Boos Consultants
ILASLA Honor Award, 2011
The Lake Riverdale area has many valuable resources, including its proximity to water, large open, developable properties, and its proximity to transit, rail, pedestrian and bicycle connections. Each of these resources provides opportunities to enhance the community. Crucial to the area’s ultimate revitalization is implementing sustainable design and planning techniques to balance the area’s long-term needs.
Hitchcock Design Group lead a team of consultants to study green infrastructure to meet development requirements on a regional scale. As part of its work, the design team identified a series of open spaces, natural areas, and recreational improvements that will increase the habitat quality and accessibility of these resources to surrounding residents and businesses. Hitchcock Design Group’s scope of work included project management and land planning in addition to offering recommendations on stormwater strategies, open space and recreation planning.