We're proud of our work on the development of NorthShore 770. Below you can see images of the project in progress, and some photos of the finished product from September of this year.
Thank you to Mike Elliott, Keith Bonadonna and all Terra Consulting Group LTD. staff for a job well done!
Northshore 770 is a new mixed-use development covering over 15 acres of prime property in Northbrook, Illinois. It features a Mariano's store anchored in the center with two multi-tenant out lot retail buildings. Over 100,000 square feet of retail space has attracted companies like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, PNC Bank and others to open at NorthShore 770. The project also includes an 8 story, 347 unit luxury apartment building frames the north end.
Terra Consulting Group was the lead Civil Engineering firm providing the site development services to Morningside Equities Group – Crossroads Partnership for the project.
From the project inception in 2012, to the current construction in 2015, TCG worked with the project team totransform a primarily vacant property into a local destination.
Upon Village approval we prepared detailed construction drawings, stormwater calculations and coordinated with dozens of sub consultants/team members. Numerous permit approvals were needed from local and State agencies to develop the property.
The development of NorthShore 770 extended beyond the property, Skokie Boulevard and Dundee Road required improvements to handle the anticipated traffic demands.
Prior to developing construction drawings, we provided Preliminary Engineering services such as geometric & utility schematics, detention design, cost estimates and due diligence. We presented our designs to the Village of Northbrook at Planning & Zoning as well as Plan Commission meetings.
One of the reasons the property has been long sought after by developers is the easy access to the Eden’s Expressway (I-94), only a block away. We provided Final Engineering services for lane widening, storm sewer, ADA improvements and traffic control layout.
We coordinated with traffic engineers to develop a new intersection on Skokie Boulevard to efficiently channel traffic in and out of the site. Acquiring permits from the Illinois Department of Transportation was the biggest challenge due to the long lead times and syncing the construction with the onsite developments.
For the past year, we continued to assist on the project during construction providing inspections and construction management services. We worked closely with contractors, Village inspectors and client representatives to resolve field issues that arise on all projects.