Islands and Plat

The images below show the River Trail Drive plan with proposed islands. They were developed by the Environmental Engineering firm, LRMG.

The islands would be built from dredge material from the Illinois River. Both islands would restore the Riverfront to a more natural setting, with wetland and ecosystem restoration. One island would have a bikeway and trail access, the other would not have access and be dedicated to bird nesting areas. These plans area conceptual, and the design refined.






Click on the Concept Plan Plat above to see more detail. This plat covers city owned land south of Spring Street. The City owns some land above Spring Street which could be included. There are also a number of privately held properties that could be purchased to expand the development area.

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City Planner, Colonel, Marine Corps Reserve Retired, Vietnam Vet, married to Beth Ruyle