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Fox Pointe landscaping updates

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2018) – Though the Village of Lansing had made arrangements last spring with the low bidder for landscaping at Fox Pointe, paperwork problems prevented an official contract from being awarded. Robinson Engineering’s Jeff Pintar, who serves as Village Engineer on a variety of special projects, explained at the March 20 Committee of the Whole meeting that this has given the Village an opportunity to rethink some of the landscaping plans.

A schematic by the Ives/Ryan Group, landscape architects, shows where the various landscape elements will be located in Fox Pointe.
The main grass area will now be sodded rather than seeded, and an irrigation system will be added. More detail has been added to the bio-retention areas—which are designed to help divert storm water from unnecessarily entering the sewer systems. Parking lot islands will consist of low-maintenance plants and crushed granite. The entryway will mirror the History Plaza, using the same materials and color concept.

Bidding for the landscape work will open on Tuesday, March 27, so that a contract can be awarded by the Board at the April 4 Village Board meeting. Landscaping work is then scheduled to begin in mid-June, with hardscaping work (such as brick pavers) following in mid-July.

The first event scheduled to take place in the Fox Pointe venue is Autumn Fest 2018.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.