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COMPREHENSIVE RENOVATION

As part of the Glenview Park District’s strategic plan, the Glenview Golf Club planned a comprehensive renovation of the 106-acre golf course. The renovations focused on providing operational and regulatory stormwater detention, with the goal of improving drainage conditions within the golf course and the Village of Glenview. Additionally, a second goal was to increase the informal retention and infiltration of multiple smaller, local areas through use of native plantings, rain gardens, and bioswales. As one of the largest publicly-owned properties in Glenview, drainage improvements to the course could make a significant contribution to stormwater management in the Village.

Gewalt Hamilton provided the schematic design and construction documents for the site improvements, which included roughly 17 acre-feet of formal restricted and regulated detention storage and preservation of the 8 acre-feet of existing storage. Topographic survey, drainage modeling, wetland delineation, an Engineers’ Opinion of Probable Cost were all part of the project. Gewalt Hamilton provided permit submittals to the Village of Glenview, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Notice of Intent for submittal to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

The Glenview Golf Club would be the first major property in Glenview to be in full compliance with the stormwater volume standards set forth by the MWRD’s recently amended Watershed Management Ordinance. This was a voluntary, civic-minded effort which benefited community residents both long-term and short-term. This was intended to be the first of many properties to comply.

DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS

As part of the Glenview Park District’s strategic plan, the Glenview Golf Club planned a comprehensive renovation of the 106-acre golf course. The renovations focused on providing operational and regulatory stormwater detention, with the goal of improving drainage conditions within the golf course and the Village of Glenview. Additionally, a second goal was to increase the informal retention and infiltration of multiple smaller, local areas through use of native plantings, rain gardens, and bioswales. As one of the largest publicly owned properties in Glenview, drainage improvements to the course can make a significant contribution to stormwater management in the Village.

GHA provided the schematic design; construction documents for the site improvements, which included roughly 17 acre-feet of formal restricted and regulated detention storage and preservation of the 8 acre-feet of existing storage; topographic survey; drainage modeling; wetland delineation; an Engineers’ Opinion of Probable Cost; and permit submittals.

GHA provided comprehensive communications to the Village of Glenview, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the construction phase. This project included substantial storm sewer installation varying in size from 8” to 36” diameter measuring almost 10,000 linear feet and 3,000 cubic yards of earth excavation and unsuitable materials disposal. Along with the golf course drainage improvements, the existing parking lot was redesigned and reconstructed to provide additional parking stalls for members. The Glenview Golf Club is expected to re-open in the Spring of 2015.