New Kishwaukee Community Hospital and Wellness Center
IMEG was the site engineer for Northwestern Medicine’s new Kishwaukee Community Hospital and master campus planning on approximately 30 acres of land, providing site design, campus parking plan, traffic analysis, hydraulic study, storm water management, and as-built survey for the medical campus.
The new two-story, 230,000-sf building contains 100 beds with a maximum staff shift capacity of 415 employees. (A new 38,000-sf medical office building has also been built next to the hospital.) Since completing the new hospital, the old hospital was demolished, retention ponds were expanded, and interior circulation has been improved within the campus including a ring road, north entrance, a timber bridge, pedestrian paths, and parking lot expansions. New water, storm and sanitary sewer was constructed throughout various stages of the campus.
IMEG also provided planning, preliminary, and final design and construction observation on the site work for the new two-story, 80,000-sf Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Fitness Center. Services included campus parking plans, site plans, permitting with Dekalb County and IEPA, construction documents, and observation for all site work features. Site work features included one detention pond and one retention live pond, parking, recreational paths, outdoor fitness and recreational amenities, and new utility services.
Design and construction observation were also provided for a fast tract campus traffic study and arterial improvements. A new signalized intersection was designed to provide improved access to the campus from Bethany Road. The scope included widening the four-lane urban arterial to accommodate opposing left turn lanes, interconnected signals, sidewalks, storm sewer, and private road–side streets.