Chicago Parks Marinas

Community
Chicago, IL
Market
Coastal & Waterfront, Mixed-Use
Client
City of Chicago Parks District joint project with EDAU/AECOM
Project Details

The Abonmarche team was commissioned to complete the schematic design, identify an accurate cost estimate and conduct a financial analysis of both marinas. The Gateway Marina relates to Navy Pier and the central business district of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, and is a 50% transient and 50% seasonal marina. Demand is high, so part of the revenue comes from a PSL (Personal Service License) charge for persons desiring a slip. The project included approximately 250 floating docks and broadside dockage in excess of 2,200 linear feet.  Docks ranged in length from 32 to 70 feet with broadside mooring accommodations for boats up to 240 feet in length.

The 31st Street Marina was designed to accommodate the 2016 Olympic bid by the City of Chicago. The site contains an indoor boat and car storage building containing a green roof and a park with a bike path on top of the facility. The project included just under 1000 floating docks along with broadside dockage in excess of 1700 feet. Docks ranged in length from 35 to 70 feet, with broadside mooring accommodations for boats up to 200 feet.

Construction Cost

Gateway: $48 million
31st Street: $51 million

 

Highlights

  • ADA Accessibility
  • Harbor Layout to Maximize Slip Count
  • Composite Decking
  • Utility Design

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