Union Street Study Area

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  • January 22, 2018: Residents were mailed an update letter on flooding mitigation efforts for the Union and College intersection and the Union and Mary intersection
  • September 7, 2017: City staff met with the Union Street Study Area. Meeting minutes are available here
  • July 31, 2017: Letters were mailed to all residents in the study area inviting them to the open house.
  • July 18, 2017: City council presentation to review the stakeholder engagement process to review and refine improvements to reduce the risk of flooding.
  • June/July 2017: City experienced successive and excessive rain events leading to the total rainfall for June and July of almost 20 inches, over double the normal average.
  • Fall/Winter 2014: The existing drywells throughout the area were cleaned and a column drain installed in the bottom to further assist in water going into the ground in this area.
  • 2013-2014: An analysis of how to improve the drainage in the area was completed by the City’s stormwater consultant.

Union Street Study Area 

  • This area was developed at two different times. The streets in the western portion near McHenry Avenue were laid out in the 1920s as part of the Uteg subdivision. The streets in this section include College, 1st Court, 2nd Court, Uteg, and Wallace Avenue.
  • The eastern portion was developed as the Colby subdivision in the 1950s. The street in this section include Jackman, Harold, Mary, Keith, and Eugene.
We want to hear from you! Please submit your questions, concerns, and stories to: stormwatersolutions@crystallake.org

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