Presbyterian Homes – Lake Forest Place
Chicago’s north shore community of Lake Forest boasts more beautiful estates – it’s also home to Presbyterian Homes Lake Forest Place, a continuing care retirement community on 49 acres.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) worked with a large design team, the project architect, landscape architect, tree specialist, and wetland specialist to plan, design, and construct 168 apartments, 82 cottages, 30 assisted living units, and 56 skilled nursing beds.
While preparing construction drawings, EEA minimized the impact on the existing landscape and trees located throughout the property. EEA also completed all necessary permit applications required by state and local agencies, assisted the owner and construction manager with simplifying the construction process.
The site’s existing wetlands were mitigated within the development and incorporated into the stormwater management system. A series of stormwater detention and retention basins were designed on campus to provide necessary flood control and aesthetic features.
The floodplain to the east of the property was carefully considered during the design of the stormwater management system to eliminate any compensatory storage requirements. Sanitary sewers and water mains were extended to the property from the City’s municipal system. Additionally, turn lanes modifications to Waukegan Road (Illinois State Route 43) were implemented to produce safe access to the site from the north and south.
In 2014, Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) designed a villa expansion project at the north side of the campus and repaving all internal roadways.