Construction VIDEO update of sitework (February 2019) – Click HERE to view the video.
Construction VIDEO update of sitework (November 2018) – Click HERE to view the video.
Municipal Complex SITEWORK Time Line – Click HERE to view the timeline.
Municipal Complex CONSTRUCTION Time Line – Click HERE to view the timeline.
July 13, 2018 – Mock-Ups of the new Municipal Complex being constructed just north of the existing City Hall. READ MORE
March 19, 2018 – The City of Countryside is proud to announce the award of a $1 million grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. PRESS RELEASE
February 21, 2018 – Bid Package #2 which included 31 trades was published by the city’s construction manager, FQC. A recommendation to award the bids was approved by the City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting on February 21, 2018. Click HERE for a listing of all the trades and the bid amount approved.
Construction of the new facility will begin in April. Construction is expected to take about 12 months. After the building is complete, there will be a testing period before staff can move in.
Mayor Sean McDermott said, “The City Council has been committed to building a sustainable facility. The Countryside Municipal Complex will be the first net zero municipal building in the State of Illinois.” The City will also be applying for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The design incorporates several elements to achieve net zero, including:
- Energy efficient design of the mechanical systems (geothermal ground loops will be used in conjunction with a hybrid system of heat pumps and VAV boxes)
- LED lighting throughout
- Air tight building design
- Photovoltaic (solar) panels on the roof and car ports
January 8, 2018 – The geothermal well drilling will begin weather permitting.
December, 2017 – January, 2018 – Construction documents were completed and submitted to the building official for review. The construction manager “CM”, Frederick Quinn is in the process of assembling bid packages for the construction. Work will be publicly bid. An advertisement was placed in the newspaper on December 28th and January 4th. Bid packets will be available thru the CM as of January 8, 2018.
November 5, 2017 – City updates were presented at Coffee with the Mayor including updates on the City’s goal of a LEED Certified Municipal Complex. Click HERE for the complete presentation. Slides 6 – 16 cover the Municipal Complex.
October, 2017 – December, 2017 – Site work commenced on the property in October beginning with the demolition of the old Flame restaurant. 75% of the building’s materials were recycled after demolition. Unfortunately, after the building was removed a tank was located under the basement of the building. JMS Environmental was hired for consulting and tank removal. It was determined that this was an old heating fuel tank. Some of the site work had to be deferred until the tank was removed and the consultant verified that the soil was good.
September 27, 2017 – The City Council awarded the following bids at their meeting this evening:
Bid Package #1-02 Demolition Signature Demolition Services, Inc. $31,000
Bid Package #1-23 Geothermal Wells TCI Geothermal $249,430
Bid Package #1-31 Earthwork Schwartz Excavation $438,500
Bid Package #1-33 Site Utilities Schwartz Excavation $848,000