TERRA provided full site civil engineering and landscape architectural services including construction documents, specifications, permitting, and construction assistance for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Transformation Project at the Pomeroy Building in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The scope of work included demolition, dimensional control, grading and drainage, utilities, landscape plans, and construction details.

TERRA designed and engineered the Chicago streetscape adjacent to the Pomeroy Building. Improvements include new sidewalk pavement, curb and gutter, signage, and ADA compliant curb ramps. TERRA provided grading and drainage plans for the new streetscape improvements, and permitted the design with the Chicago Department of Transportation.

TERRA provided landscape architectural design in conjunction with the civil streetcape improvements. Landscape design of the streetscape included raised planters, ornamental fencing, and tree and groundcover planting. In addition, TERRA integrated salt barriers into the streetscape design to provided protection for the Pomeroy Building. Along with the landscape design at grade, TERRA provided design and construction drawings for the building’s extensive green roof planting. The landscape improvements were permitted through the Chicago Department of Zoning.

TERRA provided construction services during all phases of the project to ensure all work was in accordance with the civil and landscape design, engineering, and specifications provided.

The Pomeroy Building was awarded LEED Platinum in 2013.


Chicago Housing Authority
Pappageorge/Haymes Architects