Check out this video showcasing the selected elements of the downtown streetscape and get a sense for what the new downtown will look like after construction is complete:
The rendering shows the herringbone pattern brick parkway, a combination of granite and precast concrete tree planter curbs and plain concrete sidewalk. Many of the elements chosen for downtown were also the most popular elements selected in the public opinion survey conducted last fall. The video shows trees representative of the 26 species of trees to be planted downtown. The final list of selected trees, with guidance from the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, and with input from Morton Arboretum, the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission and the Capital Improvements Commission and the Public Works Department, increases species diversity and contributes to the restoration of the oak ecosystem in the region.
If you would like to provide feedback on the streetscape project in advance of the Village Board meeting on Monday, March 22 you can use the public comment form here. The first phase of the streetscape (south of the railroad tracks) is scheduled to begin construction in 2022.
To learn more about the Downtown Streetscape & Utility Project, visit the project website.