Sustainable street to be the center of Tinley Park managing stormwater
WHO: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and Village of Tinley Park
WHAT: A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at Tinley Park’s new permeable paver street on North Street as part of the new Harmony Square development.
WHERE: North Street, between Oak Park Avenue and 173rd Street near the Metra station
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
MWRD commissioners and staff will join village officials from Tinley Park to celebrate the completion of a permeable street that will soak up more stormwater and protect the community from flooding. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on North Street, between Oak Park Avenue and 173rd Street near the Metra station. The MWRD is contributing $200,000 to fund more than 16,500 square feet of permeable pavers on North Street, replacing the existing asphalt on a portion of the street. The green infrastructure will provide approximately 69,000 gallons of stormwater storage on site. The paver project is part of a larger Harmony Square development that will feature a performance stage, artificial turf lawns, a splash pad and concessions stand.