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Parkview Estates - Update 8/11/14
Project Update
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.

CBBEL will also begin the process of securing the easements needed to construct the proposed storm sewers.  Residents along the proposed route are expected to be contacted in the next several weeks. 

Resident cooperation is vital to the success of this project.


Project Description

The proposed drainage improvements include constructing a dedicated route to convey stormwater runoff from unincorporated Palos Township to the detention basin and modifications to the outlet control structures of nearby basins to improve conveyance and operation.

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.