Northeast Site Regional Detention, Blue Island, IL

Antero Group employees worked with the City of Blue Island to design development strategies on an 80-acre vacant former landfill. A Master Stormwater Management Plan was developed that accommodated a full buildout of the entire former landfill. The development is envisioned as an industrial park that encourages regional detention basins and green infrastructure. In Summer 2016, Antero worked with the city and the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association to successfully secure grant funding to build stormwater management on site. This first phase of improvements allows for 14 acres of Light Industrial Development to be accommodated by the proposed infiltration basin and bioswales. Five acres of green infrastructure has also been installed to help offset stormwater management demands for the first phases of this future development.