Presbyterian Homes – Lake Forest Place
Chicago’s north shore community of Lake Forest boasts more than a retired army fort and beautiful estates— it’s also home to Presbyterian Homes – Lake Forest Place, a new continuing care retirement community on 49 acres of beautiful landscaping.
EEA worked with a large team—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.
In the development of construction drawings, EEA took special care to minimize impact to the existing landscape and trees located throughout the property. EEA also completed all necessary permit applications required by state and local agencies, as well as assisted the owner and construction manager in simplifying the construction process.
The existing wetlands were mitigated within the development and incorporated in the stormwater management system, while a series of stormwater detention and retention basins were designed on the campus to provide necessary flood control, as well as 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. Additionally, sanitary sewers and water mains were extended to the property from the City’s municipal system, and turn lanes modifications to Waukegan Road (Illinois State Route 43) were provided to produce safe access to the site from the north and south.
EEA consultants also assisted with a redevelopment projects and new construction at other Presbyterian Homes sites, including Evanston, Ill., and The Moorings in Arlington Heights, Ill.