In 2017, the Village of Mundelein experienced significant urban flooding in residential and commercial neighborhoods of the Downtown including a major intersection of US 45 (IDOT jurisdiction) and Division Street (Village jurisdiction). Flooding impacted both residential and commercial properties as well as required closure of US 45 and Division Street. The Village responded to this crisis with preparing a watershed study and a flood mitigation plan. The Village was also in the midst of redevelopment planning of its downtown area, including relocation of its public works facility just north of the Seavey Drainage Ditch. Adjacent to the Seavey Drainage Ditch was an old US Music Factory building that was vacant and purchased by the Village as part of their planning efforts. Village staff also recognized an opportunity to enhance the downtown, create open space, and encourage economic development. To accomplish these multi-faceted objectives, the Village would need to balance competing priorities, needs of the property owners, fiscal constraints, permitting, and plan and implement appropriate solutions. The learning goals of this session include: • Address stormwater management planning in urbanized areas. • Balance infrastructure needs with economic development and placemaking goals. • Integrate placemaking practices into civic spaces. • Lessons learnt.
201 Waterfront St
Fort Washington, MD 20745