202205 NSWRD MuralThe North Shore Water Reclamation District (“NSWRD”) needs to build a subterranean overflow basin so that they can maintain their existing infrastructure and prevent sewage from overflowing into Lake Michigan. As part of their work, the NSWRD will be making other aesthetic and public improvements to their existing facilities, including:

  • Arborvitae hedges, raised foundation plantings, and curbed planting beds to hold native species.
  • The replacement of the asphalt parking lot with a more durable concrete plaza including decorative elements.
  • Milling and resurfacing of the service road that extends from the top bluff edge to Sunrise Beach.
  • The construction of two public bathrooms, one accessible for persons with disabilities. The restrooms will replace the portable toilets.
  • The replacement of one existing beach shower with two new overhead beach showers.

All necessary zoning reviews and approvals for this project have been issued by the Village. The next steps are expected to include:

  • October 2022 - Start of construction (expected to last 18 months) after the Lake Bluff Yacht Club regatta in late September.
  • Summer 2023 - South beach closed during construction activities; Yacht Club operates from alternate facilities.
  • Spring 2024 - Construction completed.