Blue Island / Green Infrastructure

Blue Island, IL

Overview

The Northeast neighborhood in Blue Island, Illinois experiences chronic and severe urban flooding due to an overburdened sewer system and area topography.

The City engaged Antero Group to implement a $1M+ Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Green Infrastructure Grant (IGIG).

Antero Group provided preliminary and design engineering services, and managed the construction of green infrastructure throughout the neighborhood.

  • Scope of Services

    • Preliminary Engineering
    • Design Engineering
    • Construction Management
Outcomes
  • A green infrastructure evaluation and decision matrix tool
  • A green infrastructure concept plan and construction documents
  • Construction of 8+ acres of bioswales, stormwater bumpouts, and native planting, and 17,676 square feet of green alleyways
  • Successful implementation of a green infrastructure program that alleviates urban flooding in a flood-prone neighborhood