The Village of Glenview

Pine River Bank Stabilization


2021 public improvement project

​​Contact information

Project ManagerTom Hagerty​
(847) 904-4421
thagerty@glenview.il.us

Natural Resources Manager: Robyn Flakne
(847) 904-​4536

rflakne@glenview.il.us

Engineering Division Manager: Adriana Webb
(847) 904-4414
awebb@glenv​iew.il.us

Project description

A water quality project for the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River is planned on the 1300 block of Pine Street, where 11 residences were removed in 2015 due to frequent and excessive flooding. The Village has secured a grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's 319(h) program that will cover approximately half of the improvement costs on Village-owned property that will reduce pollutants in the river. The proposed improvements, which follow best management practices, include 

  • removing invasive plan species along the west river bank,
  • installing a bio-swale and rain garden along and within 40 feet of the river and stabilizing the river bank, and
  • stabilizing the bank using rock armoring and vegetation and a rock riffle structure that will cross the creek and connect along Sleepy Hollow Park to add dissolved oxygen into the water. 

These improvements will improve the immediate area by creating naturalized flora which will encourage native fauna. Additionally, the reduced pollutant runoff to the river will further improve the water quality of this scenic waterway. There is no anticipated impact to the east river bank.

On July 7, 2020, the Village Board of Trustees authorized an Intergovernmental​ Agreement with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission to manage and coordinate the grant funding, since the Village partners with the commission and is part of the North Branch Chicago Watershed.

Project information and updates

​Contractor: ENCAP, Inc. of DeKalb, Ill.

Budget: $487,148​

Location map: Click here

Information meetings:

Tentative schedule

  • Bid award: February 16, 2021 (Read Staff Report)
  • Estimated construction start: March 1, 2021
    • March 22 -- Erosion control measure, tree protection​ and tree removal
    • April 26 -- Project layout
    • May 3 -- Excavation and streambank stabilization
    • May 17 -- Planting and restoration
    • mid June -- Plug planting
    • September-October -- Tree planting

Schedule may be revised due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday. Work outside these hours will require Village approval.​​​


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Update
  
  
  
  
10/15/2021 2:11 PMDayvohn Braxton10/15/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule10/15/2021 2:14 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published


On September 30, we held a neighborhood walk-through to see the planned layout of the trees. At that time, we mentioned that some of the bald cypress might be replaced by oaks. We did make that substitution, so instead of 10 bald cypress, there will be 6 bald cypress along with a scarlet oak, two chinkapin oaks, and a swamp white oak. Based on the quality of the available trees, we also approved substitution of 5 swamp white oak trees to take the place of 5 basswood trees, as the basswood were not in acceptable condition for the planting. All other trees are as shown on the layout discussed at the meeting.

The contractor planted the trees and shrubs late in the week of October 14 at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed. There will be a volunteer event for tree mulching and shrub installation early next month.

Weather permitting the contractor will be planting 30 new trees and 60 new shrubs. The tree and shrub species are as follow:
Trees                                                  Shrubs
Blue Beech                                         Buttonbush
Hackberry                                           Spicebush
Ironwood                                             Elderberry
Bald Cypress                                      Nannybush
Basswood
Swamp White Oak
Chinkapin Oak
Scarlet Oak

Good News! The project is completed, and this will be the final blog post for the project. We hope you found the information to be helpful and insightful regarding the current status of the project and upcoming work.

The Village of Glenview will provide surveys in the future for you to complete regarding the construction work and notifications provided. Please take a few moments to complete this survey. The information will allow us to know what aspects of the project we are doing well at and which areas we need to improve upon in the future.
 

If you have any questions about the project or project updates please contact the Project Manager, Tom Hagerty, by email thagerty@glenview.il.us or phone (847) 904-4421.​


10/21/202110/15/2021Project Completion
  
10/11/2021 2:41 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule10/11/2021 2:42 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

 
The contractor is tentatively scheduled to plant the trees and shrubs late in the week of October 11 at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed.

Weather permitting the contractor will be planting 30 new trees and 60 new shrubs. The tree and shrub species are as follow:
Trees                                                  Shrubs
Blue Beech                                         Buttonbush
Hackberry                                           Spicebush
Ironwood                                             Elderberry
Bald Cypress                                      Nannybush
Basswood

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


10/14/202110/8/2021Tree Plantings
  
10/1/2021 2:04 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule10/1/2021 2:04 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the Village staked out the new tree and shrub locations throughout the project. the Village intends to host a site meeting for residents. The village hosted a site meeting to solicit resident input on the location of the plantings on September 30. The meeting was well received by the residents and the planting locations are finalized.

The contractor is tentatively scheduled to plant the trees and shrubs late in the week of October 11 at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed .

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


10/7/202110/1/2021Tree Plantings
  
9/24/2021 3:21 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule9/24/2021 3:21 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the Village staked out the new tree and shrub locations throughout the project. the Village intends to host a site meeting for residents. The village will host a site meeting to solicit resident input on the location of the plantings There will be flyers hand delivered to the adjacent properties for the time and location of the meeting.

The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until early October at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


9/30/20219/24/2021Tree Plantings
  
9/17/2021 2:47 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule9/17/2021 2:47 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

The week of September 20, 2021, the Village will stake the new tree and shrub locations throughout the project. After this is completed the village will host a site meeting to solicit resident input on the location of the plantings.

The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until late September/ early October at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


9/23/20219/17/2021Tree Plantings
  
9/10/2021 12:46 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule9/10/2021 12:46 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until late September at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


9/16/20219/10/2021Tree Plantings
  
9/3/2021 2:07 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule9/3/2021 2:27 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until late September at which time the tree planting phase of the project will be completed.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


9/9/20219/3/2021Tree Plantings
  
8/27/2021 3:07 PMDayvohn Braxton10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule8/27/2021 3:07 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past Saturday, August 21, The Natural Resources Commission as well as Boy Scout Troop156 and other local volunteers were on-site to plant the remaining plugs in the rain gardens and bio-swales at Pine Street park. We would like to thank all the volunteers who participated.

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for late September.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. ​


9/2/20218/27/2021Planting Plugs
  
7/2/2021 1:46 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule7/2/2021 1:47 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the contractor partially completed the plug planting phase of this project. The remainder of the plugs are to be planted in early August. The chain link fence around the project is tentatively scheduled to be removed this week.

 

The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until early August when the remainder of the plugs are to be planted. Weekly updates will be suspended until early August when plug planting resumes.

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.

Thank you for your patience.

7/10/20217/4/2021Plug Plantings
  
6/25/2021 12:13 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule6/25/2021 12:13 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the contractor began the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden.  Additionally, the contractor removed the construction fence because the project has been substantially completed.  

Beginning the week of June 28, the contractor will continue the plug planting phase of this project. 
The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. 



7/3/20216/27/2021Plug Planting Phase
  
6/18/2021 1:50 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule6/18/2021 1:50 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite. 

Beginning the week of June 21, the contractor will start the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden. 
The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. 



6/26/20216/20/2021Plug Planting Phase
  
6/16/2021 2:28 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule6/16/2021 2:29 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​Tentatively beginning the week of June 21, the contractor will start the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden.

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.

Thank you for your patience. 


6/19/20216/16/2021Plug Planting Phase
  
6/11/2021 11:44 AMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule6/14/2021 2:39 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite. The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until mid-June.  

Tentatively beginning the week of June 21, the contractor will start the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden. 

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021. 
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.
Thank you for your patience. 



6/19/20216/13/2021Plug Planting Phase
  
5/21/2021 3:09 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/21/2021 3:10 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the contractor was not working onsite. The contractor will not be doing substantial work onsite until mid-June.  

Beginning mid-June, the contractor will start the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden. This gap in phasing allows the rain garden plantings to continue to develop at the plant nursery until they are mature enough to be transported and planted.

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021.

The project updates will be suspended until work resumes in June. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Hagerty at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421.

Thank you for your patience. ​​


5/29/20215/23/2021Plug Planting Phase
  
5/14/2021 10:36 AMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/14/2021 11:17 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

This past week the contractor substantially completed phase one, the earth excavating phase of this project. This phase included stabilizing the riverbank by installing round river rock, earth moving and excavating to create the rain garden and bio-swale, and installing erosion control blanket and grass seed throughout the rain garden and above the river bank. 

During the week of May 17, the contractor will complete any landscaping work in the park area. After this work is completed, the contractor will not be onsite doing substantial work until mid-June. Beginning mid-June, the contractor will start the plug planting phase of this project. This phase will include installing all plugs and plantings throughout the rain garden. This gap in phasing allows the rain garden plantings to continue to develop at the plant nursery until they are mature enough to be transported and planted. 

The last phase of the project is tree planting, which is scheduled for the fall of 2021. 
Throughout the plug planting phase of construction, the contractor will be working along the river and in the park area. Please note that construction hours are from 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, if necessary. 

Thank you for your patience. 






5/22/20215/16/2021Phase 1 - Earth Excavation
  
5/13/2021 9:54 AMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/13/2021 9:54 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​During the beginning of the week of May 10th, the contractor finished installing round river rock along the streambank to provide stabilization. The contractor also continued earth moving and excavating to create the proposed rain garden and bioswale. Furthermore, the contractor began placing erosion control blanket and grass seed throughout the rain garden. 

Towards the end of the week of May 10th, the contractor plans to finish grading for the new bioswales and the rain garden, including placing the erosion control blanket and grass seed throughout the rain garden and above the new river bank. The earth excavation phase is anticipated to be substantially completed this week. 

During the week of May 17 the contractor will complete any landscaping work in the park area. This will conclude the earth excavating phase of this project. 

After this phase is completed, the contractor will begin the plug plantings phase. During this phase the contractor will install all plugs and plants in the rain garden. This phase of construction is expected to begin in mid-June and will last about four weeks. The time gap between the earth excavating and plug planting phases allows the rain garden plantings to continue to develop at the nursey until they are mature enough to be transported and planted. 

Throughout the earth excavating and plug planting phases of construction the contractor will be working along the river and in the park area. Please note that construction hours are from 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays, if necessary. 
Thank you for your patience. 



5/15/20215/10/2021Phase 1 - Earth Excavation
  
5/7/2021 7:25 AMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/7/2021 7:25 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​During the week of May 3rd, the contractor began  excavation and stabilization work on the project. In order to stabilize the streambank the contractor began installing round rock along the river slope and river bed. During the initial stage of this stabilization work the contractor originally installed rip rap along at the north end of the project. This material has since been removed and the contractor will only be installing round rock to stabilize the streambank for the remainder of the project. Along with streambank stabilization, the contractor has also begun excavating and earth moving in preparation for the rain garden and bio swales that are to be installed. The contractor has taken the necessary precautions to stabilize the streambank and provide proper erosion control measures prior to beginning the excavation and earth moving construction activities. 

During the week of May 10 the contractor plans to continue the stabilization and excavation work. The contractor will continue to install round rock along the river to provide stabilization during construction activities. The contractor will also continue excavating and earth moving to create the desired rain garden and bio swale topography. 

This phase of construction is anticipated to be completed by May 21.

Throughout this phase of construction the contractor will be working along the river and in the park area. Please note that construction hours are from 7AM to 7PM Monday through Friday and 9AM to 5PM on Saturdays, if necessary. 
Thank you for your patience. 



5/15/20215/9/2021Phase 1 - Excavations and Streambank Stabilization
  
4/28/2021 10:16 AMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/3/2021 11:01 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor finished laying out the upcoming improvements, installed erosion control measures, and began excavating the stream bank for improvements. Additionally, Lake County Storm Water Management, who manages the grant funding received for this project through the IEPA 319 grant, flew a drone over this project on Tuesday April 27. ​

During the week of May 3, the contractor will continue excavating the stream bank for improvements. 

Thank you for your patience. 



5/8/20215/2/2021Phase 1 - Excavations
  
4/26/2021 3:26 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule5/3/2021 10:59 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​On Tuesday April 27 between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M. Lake County Storm Water Management will be flying a drone over the Pine Street Streambank Stabilization project area. The drone will only be flown over the project area and will not be flying over any adjacent properties or homes. Lake County Storm Water Management manages the grant funding recieved for this project through IEPA 319 grant, and has generously offered to fly a drone over this project. If there are any questions feel free to contact the project manager Tom Hagerty by email at thagerty@glenview.il.us or by phone at (847) 904-4421. ​

4/27/20214/26/2021Construction Activities Update
  
4/22/2021 1:12 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/26/2021 8:11 AMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor began layout work onsite. 

During the week of April 26, the contractor plans to complete layout for the upcoming improvements. Additionally, the contractor will mobilize equipment onsite in preparation for the next phase of this project. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled late next week or early the following week to being excavating for the stream bank improvements. These activities are based on favorable weather conditions.

Thank you for your patience. 



5/1/20214/25/2021Layout
  
4/16/2021 1:02 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/16/2021 1:02 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor cleared select areas of invasive species and removed various trees marked for removal.

During the week of April 19, the contractor plans to install the erosion control protection. Additionally, the contractor will begin mobilizing equipment onsite in preparation for the next phase of this project.  
Thank you for your patience. 



4/24/20214/18/2021Start of Construction
  
4/9/2021 12:19 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/9/2021 12:19 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite as anticipated due to scheduling conflict with the subcontractors. There will be no work onsite until the week of April 12, 2021.

During the week of April 12, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange fence, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/17/20214/11/2021Start of Construction
  
4/2/2021 12:24 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule4/2/2021 12:24 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor was not working onsite as anticipated due to scheduling conflict with the subcontractors. There will be no work onsite until the week of April 12, 2021.

Two week look ahead. During the week of April 12, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange tape, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/10/20214/4/2021Start of Construction
  
3/26/2021 12:32 PMKim Wenzel10/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule3/26/2021 12:32 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

​This past week the contractor installed tree protection and began installing the erosion control protection onsite. The contractor also installed the access road that will be utilized by construction vehicles.

During the week of March 29, the contractor plans to finish installing the erosion control protection. The contractor is also tentatively scheduled to begin removing trees that have been marked for removal with orange tape, and begin clearing select areas of invasive species. This work is dependent on favorable weather conditions and will be postponed if necessary. 

Throughout this phase of construction, the contractor will be working in the street and parkway. 
Thank you for your patience. 



4/3/20213/28/2021Start of Construction
  
3/19/2021 12:00 PMKim Wenzel9/30/2021 12:00 AMOn Schedule3/26/2021 12:39 PMSharePoint AppTom Hagerty 847-904-4421Workflow finished2021Pine Street river bank ​stabilization​262021Published

Welcome to the project updates pages for the Pine Street Bank Stabilization Project. Project updates will typically be posted on Fridays of each week. The contract was awarded to Encap Inc. and a virtual resident meeting was held on Thursday March 11. If you have any questions about the project or project updates please contact the project manager, Tom Hagerty, by email thagerty@glenview.il.us or phone (847) 904-4421.

 This week the contactor and Village representatives flagged the larger buckthorn and honeysuckle trees, but all the invasive species will be removed within the project area. There were a few trees including one large cottonwood flagged for removal as well. The removals are flagged with orange flagging tape. There were several trees flagged with green tape, these are to specifically identified as do not remove.

The week of March 22, there will not be much work on site due to potential for rain. The contractor will install the construction access road as well as begin some of the erosion control. They will also begin staging materials and equipment on site.​


3/27/20213/21/2021Start of Construction

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