Roosevelt Road Redevelopment Plan

Facing frequent flooding events and lack of economic activity within a high-visibility site, the Village of Hillside contracted SCB to create a strategic redevelopment and green infrastructure plan for the areas adjacent to the intersection of Roosevelt and Mannheim Roads.

Client

Village of Hillside

Location

Hillside, IL

Category

Planning /
Urban Design + Master Plans /

 Isolated from other residential neighborhoods in the vicinity, this area lacks adequate public amenities as well as connectivity to encourage new investment and growth. In response to these issues, SCB has envisioned a comprehensive redevelopment plan that centers around an extensive stormwater management park.

The site is currently occupied by a mix of older residential homes, former industrial businesses, and vacant property. In addition, the frequency of flooding in the neighborhood continues to increase, creating financial strain on local businesses and residents.

SCB’s comprehensive redevelopment plan centers around extensive stormwater management. The new stormwater collection areas will both greatly reduce the flooding risk and provide recreational space for both existing and new residents. Expanded retail and a hotel development is also proposed for high-visibility, arterial-fronting zones.

The new stormwater collection areas will both greatly reduce the flooding risk and provide recreational space for both existing and new residents. Supported by market analysis findings, SCB also proposed a transformation of the industrial areas into a new residential townhome development that would include housing for active seniors, an independent living facility, and a nursing care facility. Expanded retail and a hotel development is also proposed for high-visibility, arterial-fronting zones.

Supported by market analysis findings, SCB also proposed a transformation of the industrial areas into a new residential townhome development that would include housing for active seniors, an independent living facility, and a nursing care facility.