Fays Point is a residential community developed on a 43 acre peninsula of fallow land between the Cal- Sag channel and the Little Calumet River in Blue Island, Illinois. When complete, the 30 acre development will consist of: 84 townhomes, 304 condominiums, a 90 unit senior housing building, a community building and restaurant, as well as an 80 slip marina. The OKW design solution was driven by the goal of creating a walkable, water focused community, imbedded in a restored natural landscape. With 11 acres of Metropolitan Water Reclamation District land dedicated as open natural space along the bank of the Cal-Sag Channel, over 1000 feet of the Little Calumet River bank restored to the highest environmental standards, expanded and enhanced wetlands, and mature stands of trees, the site provides a nature preserve-like setting for residents and visitors.
Blue Island, Illinois
OKW Principal-in-Charge: Michael Breclaw
Team: Fay’s Point, LLC, Kinsella Landscape, Henderson Bodwell, The Structural Group, Johnson Wilbur Adams, Inc., Marlin Environmental, Kestrel Design, Krause Construction
Architectural Design, Planning and Urban Design, Landscape Architecture