This expansive project involved the reclamation and transformation of an abandoned sand and gravel quarry into a mixed-use, 650-acre development featuring multiple land uses including residential, retail, industrial, and office applications with a sizable open-space. Our team provided a wide variety of services, including a comprehensive master stormwater management plan for the entire development which required regular adjustments to accommodate individual site plans. Flood plain and flowage easement modifications along an adjoining river branch were also required. The import and placement of approximately one million cubic yards of select fill material was required to reshape and prepare the site for development. Today, Cantera is a thriving business, residential, and entertainment district enjoyed by Warrenville residents.
Mass grading, land reclamation, and major utility and roadway improvements were required for the master development, including more than five miles of roadway and utility improvements to service more than 300 acres of subdivided land within the development.
Coordination with design teams was required, including planners, landscape architects, electrical engineers, and geotechnical engineers.
We prepared a preliminary report for the full development as well as stormwater, wastewater, and potable water studies for various stages of the development.
Special features included a 41-acre combined stormwater control facility and wetland mitigation area.