Wood Dale Clock Tower Plaza
- Local Governments
- Landscape Architecture
- Wood Dale, Illinois
The Wood Dale Clock Tower Plaza and gateway features are located at the IL 19 at Wood Dale Road intersection and serve as a key element in the downtown beautification plan. The gateway provides an entrance to the heart of the community, welcoming citizens and visitors alike to the City of Wood Dale. The City selected HR Green to complete design plans and provide resident engineering and construction inspection for the plaza and adjacent gateway improvements.
In collaboration with a team of architects and engineers, our landscape architects incorporated the clock tower into a community plaza space, including water features, seating, extensive hardscaping, and landscape elements reflective of the City’s identity and serving as an iconic civic center.
Construction services included monitoring and documenting the contractors’ work to verify the proper materials were installed and that the work was completed in accordance with the plans, contract documents, and specifications.
Throughout construction, HR Green acted as a liaison and coordinated daily with the City of Wood Dale and the contractor. Federal funding remaining from the IL 19 at Wood Dale Road intersection reconstruction was reallocated for this streetscape project by HR Green. The reallocation of the federal dollars required further coordination and approval with the FHWA and IDOT Local Roads.
The Clock Tower Plaza is not only a striking space punctuating the center of the City, but is also an information hub, providing both the time and message boards to announce various community events. This formerly small and under-utilized space has been repurposed and transformed to provide a greater benefit to its residents and visitors.
APWA Public Works Project of the Year – Suburban Branch