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Parkview Estates - Update 2/24/15
Project Update

Parkview Estates – Stage I

Due to difficulty securing easements , the design of Stage I of the Parkview Estates Stormwater Improvement Project has been significantly altered.  Stage I of the proposed improvements consists of the construction of an overflow pipe to convey offsite flow safely through the subdivision and modifications to the outlet control structure.  This stage was previously approved by the Village Board as a Design/Build project to be completed last year, but we are now seeking approval of an alternate route and additional funding.  Design and engineering of the alternate route are currently underway and a modified permit submittal to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) has been initiated to account for the changes.  Since the existing detention basin was permitted by the MWRD, any modifications must be approved by them.  CBBEL has also prepared additional documents and exhibits needed to work toward securing the easements needed to construct the proposed storm sewers.  

Resident cooperation is vital to the success of this project.  If the required easements are able to be obtained, we anticipate beginning the construction of the proposed improvements in the next 8-10 weeks.  

Parkview Estates – Stage II
The second phase of the Parkview Stormwater Improvement Project will consist of the construction of a detention storage basin near Evergreen View Park and associated conveyance pipes from the Caro Vista Subdivision.  The initial design and field work to collect the required survey and field data has been completed and is now being drawn up.  The preliminary design of the proposed improvements will begin soon and will consist of the layout of the detention basin and the anticipated route.  We anticipate the preliminary design to be completed within the next 6-8 weeks and will submit these plans to Village for review and comment once completed.  At this time, we are not anticipating additional easements.


Project Description

The Parkview area has evolved in scope and size to incorporate several other areas of the Village into the study area.  The study area known as Parkview now encompasses portions of Caro Vista and Villa West among others.  Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. (CBBEL) has developed detailed existing and proposed conditions models for the entire area and presented the Village with a number of alterative designs to reduce the risk of future flooding. 

The Village has selected a preferred set of alternatives that will be broken into two phases for design and construction.  The first phase will consist of the construction of an overflow pipe to convey offsite storm water flow through the subdivision and to modify the outlet control structure.  This stage was recently approved by the Village Board as a Design-Build project to be completed this year.  Design and engineering are currently underway with a permit submittal to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) expected to occur in the next several weeks.  Since the existing detention basin was permitted by the MWRD, any modifications must be approved by them. 

The second phase will consist of the construction of a detention storage basin and associated conveyance pipes from the Caro Vista subdivision.


Project History
The project site is located north of 135th Street and east of 88th Avenue. Several residential structures in the area have been subjected to repeated flooding from undetained runoff flowing from the unincorporated Palos Township located immediately east of the subdivision.