Many milestones in the Town Centre Phase 2 Development project have been reached this spring and summer. In May 2023, the Woodridge Park District board of commissioners approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Woodridge to buy out the Village’s 50% share of the Town Centre property. At the next board meeting in June, the Commissioners approved a proposal and contract agreement for landscape architecture and civil engineering consultant services with Hitchcock Design Group (HDG).
HDG’s services includes final design, civil engineering, permitting, bid documentation and construction observation services for the proposed Town Centre Phase 2 Community Park Development which include: Picnic Grove with Park Shelter & Ancillary Park Features, ADA Accessible Playground, Sand Volleyball & Pickleball Courts, Relocated Community Garden Plots & Mulch Bins, Parking, Access Drive, Recreation Trail, Site Furnishings, Landscaping, Woodland/Prairie Restoration, Stormwater Management, etc. Final design services are scheduled to commence in July 2023. The bid release for the project is tentatively scheduled in Winter 2024, with anticipated ground breaking in Spring/Summer 2024 pending approval of necessary permits and satisfactory project bid results within budget.
The estimated $2.8MM Phase 2 park development project will be funded in part with a $600,000 Illinois Department of Natural Resources OSLAD grant.
CLICK HERE for ongoing project updates and additional information on the Woodridge Park District’s website to review the approved Town Centre Schematic Design Master Plan, Phase 2 Development Plan, miscellaneous information and overall historical actions to date pertaining to the Town Centre property.