The 58th Street Pedestrian Streetscape was designed to benefit the University of Chicago both from a pedestrian traffic standpoint as well as to provide a prominent connection from the medical campus to the main quad, east of Ellis Avenue. The university will vacate 58th Street between Drexel Avenue and Ellis Avenue and provide a 20-foot pedestrian path and communal gathering space. TERRA provided pavement design, grading and drainage and utility coordination for the project.

In conjunction with the 58th Street Streetscape, TERRA provided site / civil engineering analysis and scope design for the demolition of Ingleside Hall. The existing building’s basement will be broken in place and design to accommodate the streetscape’s 100-year detention requirement, as mandated by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management.

Utility infrastructure within the right of way was examined based upon condition, and recommendations to vacate or grant easements to the respective utility companies. Utility improvements were proposed as needed to align the infrastructure life cycle with the new streetscape project. TERRA assisted in coordinating this effort through the City of Chicago Office of Underground.


University of Chicago
Site Design Group