HR Green developed a visionary riverwalk plan to revitalize the City of McHenry’s waterfront and aided the City in obtaining funding by implementing a TIF district. Working closely with the City, McHenry Riverwalk Foundation and key stakeholders, HR Green prepared presentations, final design/construction documents, and oversaw the design, bidding and installation of the Phase I improvements.
HR Green provided professional design services for the grading, paving, signage and landscaping along the mile long path. Design objectives included shoreline stabilization to mitigate the effects of watercraft usage, ADA accessibility, signage and site amenity design to emulate the historical context of existing landmarks, and multi-seasonal landscaping to create an attractive environment. Future phases will extend the pedestrian experience along the Fox River and integrate existing business and proposed stakeholder revitalization efforts.