21 Jul North Pond Restoration Update: July 2021
The North Pond restoration project is rounding its final corner to be ready to begin work this fall. Recently the Conservancy met with the Chicago Park District to share 95% design plans and receive final comments and questions from various CPD departments. With that process complete, the Conservancy is working with our consulting team and the Park District is submitting various permit applications and meeting with City of Chicago departmental staff as part of the permit review and approval process. We envision the permit submission, review, and approval process to run through early September. Once all permits are approved the project will be ready to seek contractor bids by early October, with dredging to begin later in the fall. The Conservancy will host one more round of public meetings once bids are received to share final plans with the community. Stay tuned to social media, the Conservancy’s web site, or this newsletter for additional information.
Our funding of the project’s $7.3 million is also progressing well, with over $6.8 million donated or pledged to date, leaving around $450,000 to go. Every donation counts to closing the remaining funding gap. Learn more about the project and donate here. If you have questions about the project or would like a presentation to yourself, building, or community group, contact Doug Widener. Thank you for helping us help North Pond!