Site Location: 1201 W. 120th Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Project Description: 40 acres of industrial wasteland cleared, stripped, and prepped for 32,000 plus articulating photo voltaic panels, switch gear buildings, and a LEED accredited Operations Building. Exelon City Solar operates as the nation's largest urban solar power plant, generating a nominal 10 megawatts of electricity.
Civil Scope: Site demolition plans, grading and drainage plans, geometric plans, and hyper-aggressive permit coordination. Responsible for coordinating survey and environmental. Engaged from project inception through construction.
Unique Site Feature: Massive existing basement foundation was converted into a stormwater detention vault saving time and excavation costs.
Civil Engineer of Record: K. Taylor (under engagement at Environmental Design International, Inc.).