Project Updates

On Monday, June 15 the Village Board Workshop included a discussion on the Village’s Central Business District Streetscape and Utility Project. The project had been briefly paused due to COVID-19.  

The design work will resume and mockups for decorative pavement options will be installed in the fall. Considering the need for additional outdoor dining options, Village staff will review parking, sidewalk width recommendations and other design elements that would impact outdoor dining opportunities. 

Staff presented several options for a revised construction schedule to the board taking into account events and other planned developments Downtown Glen Ellyn. It is likely construction will be moved to 2022 to avoid the Frida Kahlo exhibit in 2021 and allow time to assess how COVID-19 will impact the project’s funding sources.  

The Board is discussing ways to reduce the project budget including combining the Crescent Boulevard streetscape work with the train station project as well as delaying construction of three proposed parklets downtown.  

For questions or concerns about the Streetscape and Utility project, please contact the Village of Glen Ellyn Public Works Department at 630-469-6756. 

An updated meeting schedule and project timeline will be provided as soon as it is available. 

Capital Improvement Commission

The Capital Improvements Commission gave input on preferred options of paving materials and type of tree planters to be used in the planned field mockups. The Commission reviewed other items in progress that the design team is working on.

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The Capital Improvements Commission discussed a detailed presentation about the reforestation of Downtown Glen Ellyn. The presentation included the community outreach and engagement plan from Muse Community + Design. MUSE will engage with the community over the course of the coming months to educate community members on the plan for new trees and improved planting conditions downtown.

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The Capital Improvements Commission reviewed and discussed two options pertaining to the reforestation of Downtown Glen Ellyn. Both options recommend removing and replacing a substantial number of trees downtown as well as planting between 100-115 new trees where there currently aren’t any.

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Civiltech Engineering, and Staff Senior Engineer Tom Topor of Public Works led a discussion regarding options for reforesting the Central Business District as part of the Central Business District Streetscape and Utility Improvement project. Muse Community + Design presented the plan to engage the public on the reforestation of downtown.

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Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission released a statement on the recommended reforestation in Downtown Glen Ellyn.

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The upcoming Central Business District (CBD) Streetscape and Utility Improvements project will both significantly affect and provide an exciting opportunity to improve the long-term sustainability of the downtown urban forest. In the context of the planned improvements, the project team consisting of certified arborists, landscape architects and engineers reviewed the existing Village parkway trees, assessed the anticipated impacts of construction on them, considered best practices to reforest the CBD, and developed recommended tree plan options.

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Village Board Workshop

Civiltech Engineering, and Senior City Staff Engineer Tom Topor, of Public Works, led a discussion regarding options for reforesting the Central Business District as part of the Central Business District Streetscape and Utility Improvement project. Muse Community + Design presented the plan to engage the public on the reforestation of downtown.

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