The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan has won the award for “Best Neighborhood Plan” with the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU is a national organization which promotes walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. The Illinois Chapter of the CNU conducts an annual awards program to recognize excellence in planning efforts that promote these goals.
The Bristol Place LEED-ND Master Plan was presented to City Council this past summer after extensive outreach to the community and coordination with the Bristol Park Steering Committee. The plan establishes a detailed vision for the redevelopment of the 23-acre Bristol Place at Market Street and Bradley Avenue. The neighborhood plan calls for the design of a traditional neighborhood with new streets and alleys, an expanded park, an enhanced Boneyard Creek, and new residential housing. A total of 193 new housing units is envisioned with a variety of housing types and affordable price points. The plan also calls for a neighborhood design that would qualify the area to be certified with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhood Development (ND) program. The certification would ensure the neighborhood is built to be sustainable, walkable, and respectful to the character of urban infill neighborhood design.
To date, the acquisition of property in Bristol Place continues. The selection process for a developer to redevelop the area is expected to begin in 2015 with construction expected to commence in 2017. For more information contact either the Neighborhood Services Department or the Planning and Development Department.