Burnham Redevelopment Master Plan / Boneyard Creek Second Street Detention Project
City of Champaign
Business Districts, Inc.
Foth Infrastructure and Environmental LLC
Loebl, Schlossmann & Hackl
Lin Engineering, Ltd.
ILASLA Honor Award, 2012
The City of Champaign engaged the design team to explore the marketplace and recommend a viable redevelopment strategy for the subject properties and the Burnham neighborhood and adjacent commercial areas. The team used a three-phased approach to the redevelopment plan that explored market supported development opportunities, defined alternatives and recommended a financially viable implementation strategy. The team also created design guidelines and recruited developers to submit proposals. The completed infrastructure and mixed-use development have transformed the neighborhood.
One immediate result of the Master Plan was the Second Street Detention Project. The constructed project has both above- and below-ground detention, which increase the level of flood protection and provide detention capacity sufficient to compensate for future improvements. Amenities along the Boneyard Creek and within adjacent Scott Park include pedestrian pathways, streetscape improvements, plazas and overlooks, gateways, parking re-alignment, bridge enhancements, retaining walls and a naturalized landscape.