The Countryside Village Hall and Police Station will be the first net-zero energy public building in the State of Illinois.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided civil engineering and traffic engineering services for the new village hall and police station project set on a vacant three-acre site.
Traffic studies and reports analyzing the existing site and nearby roadways were conducted to verify parking needs of the complex, study changes in traffic patterns, review the proposed circulation plans, and to recommend needed roadway improvements for the project.
EEA civil engineers designed the site to hold 98 percent of stormwater by discharging it through ground infiltration to prevent downstream flooding.
Looking beyond the existing conditions of the site, EEA took into consideration future plans by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to widen a nearby intersection when designing of the site.
EEA supported the design team’s goal of achieving LEED certification by producing site designs that considered rainwater management, open space, heat island, the protection and restoration of habitats and reducing the parking footprint.
Renderings courtesy of Dewberry Architects, Inc.