Edwin and Elsie (Meyn) Busse Park

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The Village of Mount Prospect is in the middle of a public involvement and design process that will culminate in the final design and construction cost estimate for a 0.33-acre park located at the northeast corner of S. Emerson Street and E. Busse Avenue.  The site for the park was identified in both the Mount Prospect Downtown Implementation Plan and Village Comprehensive Plan for public open space in the downtown. The site is two blocks northeast of the Mount Prospect Metra Station. The park is to be named “Edwin and Elsie (Meyn) Busse Park”.

The Village Board of Trustees selected Altamanu Inc. as its primary design and public involvement consultant at its regularly scheduled July 17th, 2018 Board Meeting.  Links to Altamanu's facebook and instagram pages for the park are provided here. 

For those looking to provide public input, two online surveys are available:

Survey #1 - Activity Ideas 

Survey #2 - Design Precedent Images 

The park is coming in 2019!  After meeting with staff, the following schedule of “key dates” was identified. Struck dates indicate a meeting has already has taken place. The list is presented below for your reference:

Edwin and Elsie (Meyn) Busse Park Key Dates

Date

Time

Meeting/Purpose/Location

Description

July 14th, 2018

 

 9:00am - 11:00am

  Talk & Chalk

Centennial Green at Village Hall
50 S. Emerson St.
Mount Prospect , Illinois 60056

 

Open to public. Obtain preliminary input on park vision and amenities from attendees.

July 27th and 28th, 2018

 

All Day

 Block Party

Downtown Mount Prospect
Chase Building Parking Lot, 111 E Busse Avenue
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

 

Pop up booth and public involvement activities. Gain preliminary input from the community on park vision and amenities.

August 14th, 2018

 

10:00am - 5:00pm

Stakeholder Meetings

Village Hall, 50 S Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

 

Adjacent homeowners, local businesses, and municipal agencies to be included.

September 12th, 2018

 

7:00pm

Public Charrette #1

Village Hall, 50 S Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

 Open to public. Handouts, surveys, design precedents, and firm presentation by Altamanu. Feedback on design precedents and gathering of survey responses.

 

October 24th, 2018

 

7:00pm

Public Charrette #2

Village Hall, 50 S Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Open to public. Presentation of up to 3 design schemes at stations by Altamanu. Recap of survey results.

 

December 11th, 2018

 

7:00pm

Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting

Village Hall, 50 S Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Presentation of a single design scheme at a Committee of the Whole Meeting. Presentation by Altamanu representative and VOMP Staff.
February 25th, 2019 5:00pm Drawings out to Bid Construction plans put out to bid.
March 18th, 2019 5:00pm

Bids due to VOMP Staff and Altamanu

Bids to complete work are due.
April 3rd, 2019 7:00pm

Village Board Meeting

Village Hall, 50 S Emerson St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Presentation of recommended construction bid to the Village of Mount Prospect Board of Trustees by VOMP Staff

 

Request for Proposals:

The Village of Mount Prospect sought proposals for a public involvement process that will culminate in the final design and construction cost estimate for a .33-acre park located at the northeast corner of S. Emerson Street and E. Busse Avenue.    RFP opened June 11, 2018; responses were due June 29, 2018 at 5 PM. Click on the link below for more details.

Request for Proposals (RFP) Edwin and Elsie Meyn Busse Pocket Park

 Pocket Park RFP Site Map

 

For more information or questions, please contact Jason Shallcross, Development Review Planner, at 847-818-5314 or JShallcross@mountprospect.org.