Located at 1012 Station Drive, Venue 1012 will be used for concerts, festivals, local performing arts groups and offers an open green space for all to enjoy. Previously, the Village of Oswego had to use a mobile stage for performances, which was not ideal for performers.
Building this venue was made possible by donations and grants. Those interested in contributing to this community amenity have the opportunity to reserve a brick that can include a name, commemorations, tributes, etc. The venue has a full packed schedule moving forward and is ready to enhance the entertainment experience for the village.
Venue 1012 includes an outdoor stage area with surrounding concrete walkways, as well as an asphalt driveway to allow access to the stage for any equipment vehicles. Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) assisted with the design of the outdoor entertainment venue by providing grading on the outdoor slopes area used for spectator seating and lawn grading to provide positive drainage and minimize standing water. Minimal storm sewer piping was done to the drainage structures that directed the water to the previously developed detention basin.
EEA coordinated with Williams Architects on the design of the newly raised pavilion. We implemented a sloped concrete and asphalt paved trail to provide vehicular and ADA access to the pavilion. A large amount of regrading was needed to get a slope for a stage viewing area to provide adequate viewing. A water meter and above-ground RPZ unit were put in to provide access to water to clean the stage. EEA graded the area in preparation for two future walkways that will be added at a later time. Additionally, permitting was required through the Village of Oswego and state agencies.
Venue 1012 is the recipient of the 2021 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter’s Project of the Year (in the category of structures of less than $5 million).