Sterling Green Infrastructure Riverfront Revitalization

Location

Sterling, IL

Duration

2013 - present

As part of a large design team, Jens is assisting the city of Sterling, IL in their efforts to build a park on a brownfield along the Rock River in Sterling, IL. The site is a former steel mill that is under remediation. Site work will include green infrastructure, bioswales, permeable paving, and wetland and prairie creation. Jens is involved with design, construction specification development, bid administration and construction oversight. Site work includes green infrastructure, bioswales, permeable paving, and wetland and prairie creation. Jensen Ecology is involved with design, construction specification development, bid administration and construction oversight. When completed, the new greenspace will cover approximately 11 acres of riverfront.

Photo from July of 2014 showing early grading operations on-site. Un-contaminated fill is being placed as an engineered barrier.

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