The Greater Chicago Auto Auction is a ±900-acre commercial and industrial development in Matteson. The design of infrastructure improvements had to account for future development. The first phase of development included the construction of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water distribution system, regional stormwater management facilities and roadway infrastructure to provide service to the auction site. The Greater Chicago Auto Auction occupies only ±300 acres of the total ±900-acre site; however, utilities, roadways and detention facilities were designed to accommodate full buildout. The Greater Chicago Auto Auction has approximately 15,000 parking spaces for customer parking and storage of vehicles.
Design responsibilities included site grading, earthwork, pavement design, best management practices, wetland mitigation, quantities/cost estimates and coordination with local, state and federal agencies. Additional work included master site designs for stormwater detention, floodplain/floodway remapping and drainage reports. The project also involved roadway design, horizontal and vertical geometry for a new 1.5-mile arterial roadway, traffic studies, lighting, traffic signals, feasibility reports and construction documents for land development. This project required extensive coordination with the Village of Matteson and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.