Lake Calumet Design Guidelines

The City of Chicago retained PRI to develop landscape guidelines that would unify the Lake Calumet industrial area. The resulting design manual provides an overall vision for the area's developers as well as detailed guidance for those charged with implementing the ultimate design. The final document is a comprehensive outline of planting specifications, best management practices and recommended maintenance procedures.


  • Site evaluation and assessment
  • Landscape standards
  • Design details
  • Detailed planting lists
  • Planting specifications
  • Management and maintenance protocols
  • Evaluation of local stormwater regulations and infrastructure
  • Best management practices for on-site stormwater management
  • Soil amendment requirements and permitting procedures