Chicago Park District


Valerio DeWalt Train Associates

Market Sector

Parks & Forest Preserves, Retail


Contracting & Construction Management, Environmental, Site Civil, Water Resources, Wetlands & Ecology

Northerly Island Concert Venue & Prairie Restoration

Chicago, Illinois

The Northerly Island project involved site civil design of a concert venue and planting and managing the restored prairie on the former Meigs Field airport facility located along Chicago’s lakefront.  V3 provided surveying, design, permitting, planting and construction services in a tight timeframe in order to open the venue in time for the summer concert season.  The site grading and drainage, utilities, and pavement design were challenging due to the limited ability for earth movement and tight site constraints of the island.  The resulting concert venue accommodates 21,000 spectators in a spectacular setting with the Chicago skyline as a backdrop.  The prairie restoration has returned the island to it’s ecological origins and is now a public amenity for all to enjoy.

V3-BirdBull Merger Announcement Image

A new chapter is beginning for two companies with rich and successful histories. Our future together will be filled with shared core values and a company culture focused on commitment to our people and our clients. Values and culture built upon dedication, respect, and striving for excellence in all we do. This new chapter joins the forces of Bird+Bull and V3 as a merged company. Our union will allow us to continue our commitment of service and excellence for our clients in all markets.