Current Status Update – May 30, 2020
The North Pond restoration is currently in the Knowledge Phase. The Conservancy and its consultants are finishing final studies this spring. Once completed, our consulting team (in conjunction with the Conservancy and Chicago Park District) will compile a report on opportunities and constraints for the dredge based on the studies and site conditions.
From here a concept plan for the dredge will be compiled for input and approval by the Conservancy and Park District. This plan will also be shared with the public later this summer. Once approved a 30% construction drawing set will be developed.
The final Master Plan draft will be based on these plans and provided for public comment during the Fall 2020.
Based on public input and feedback from the Conservancy and Park District, 100% construction drawings, permit applications, and project budgets will be finalized for submission and approval.
The Knowledge phase will be completed once all designs and permits are approved and ready for construction, anticipated by mid-2021.
This will kickoff the Dredge component which will begin with contractor bidding and selection during late Summer 2021 and dredging beginning Fall 2021.
Check back later this summer to see prospective plans for the dredge and related restoration and offer your feedback.