Schaumburg set to approve $814,000 renovation of outdoor plaza named following initially village lawyer

Schaumburg trustees Tuesday are expected to authorize an approximately $814,000 renovation of the Jack Siegel Memorial Plaza that honors the village’s very long-serving initially attorney on the municipal campus.

The 27,000-square-foot plaza lies amongst the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Centre and Al Larson Prairie Heart for the Arts, facilities named soon after the village’s two longest-serving mayors.

The plaza plays an significant role in annual exclusive situations this kind of as the Prairie Arts Pageant, Septemberfest and the village’s getaway tree lights. The prepared enhancements are hoped to strengthen its day-to-working day usefulness for people and workforce.

Trustees final week chose a style and design for the project, which their selected building enterprise, Chicago-primarily based F.H. Paschen, has committed to looking for the most effective probable price by its membership in the Nationwide Cooperative Obtaining Alliance.

The company had compiled a default possibility with an estimated expense of $647,137, before trustees had been presented with many alternate options to look at with regard to landscaping, setting up elements and walkway style and design.

The largest adjust they created was to select galvanized and powder-coated steel as the product for the elevated shade constructions in the plaza, in excess of the default option of Southern Yellow Pine. That additional an estimated $166,996 to the challenge cost.

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Employing pine would incur an annual routine maintenance cost of about $347 and the need for staining each individual several several years at a value of $3,000 to $5,000. The galvanized steel is expected to be upkeep absolutely free for 10 decades.

Trustees chose the default $7,590 landscaping solution of purely natural grass and trees more than a $95,040 choice of synthetic turf and no trees. The preferred choice, nevertheless, carries an annual servicing cost of about $7,000, as opposed to $693 for the synthetic turf.

Officials also ended up asked to pick among the three unique angles for the plaza’s diagonal walkway, but the price variances were being negligible.

Construction is envisioned to begin in the slide and be largely full by the close of the 12 months, even though all the meant amenities may perhaps not be mounted just before next spring.

The village board renamed the plaza in 2016 in honor of the town’s first attorney, who died in September 2014 after extra than 50 yrs of company. Siegel commenced his perform for the village by defending it towards a lawful problem to its 1956 incorporation, and by no means retired.