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The Engineering Division, under the supervision of the Village Engineer, is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of Village owned streets, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water distribution and supply systems. Additionally, the division's staff is responsible for traffic engineering, inspection of privately developed building sites, subdivisions and planned unit developments.

Private Development Projects

Engineering reviews plans and performs construction inspections of privately funded development projects such as residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions, and commercial and industrial real estate developments. Many developments require the extension of the Village's infrastructure systems such as water and sanitary sewer mains, roads and streets, and drainage structures to serve the development. These infrastructure systems are designed and constructed by the developer after review and permit issuance by Engineering. 

Engineering plan reviews are performed for all exterior aspects of site development, utility, grading, drainage, parking and other site improvements related to new construction and/or redevelopment. All approved plans must adhere to Village Subdivision Control and Standard Specifications codes. To ensure compliance, inspections are performed by the engineering staff during various phases of construction.

Additional Engineering Resources

  1. Village Utility Locations: Water distribution facilities, sanitary and storm sewer atlas sheets may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division.
  2. Floodway and Flood Plain Maps: The Village of Addison is a member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Paper copies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Floodplain Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and flood insurance studies are on file and may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division.
  3.  Storm water Drainage & Flooding Studies: Many areas of the Village are susceptible to flooding during significant storm events. Various flood studies of the community are available and may be viewed at Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division. Property owners may contact the Engineering Division with any questions regarding storm water drainage of their or neighboring properties.
  4. Village Infrastructure Maintenance and Improvement Projects: The Engineering Division is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and administration for many of the capital improvement projects involving the Village's infrastructure (streets and alleys, storm and sanitary sewers, and water transmission facilities). The Village's general policy is to maintain the existing infrastructure as it presently exists. Features such as street curb and gutter, sidewalks, and street lighting are not typically installed where they currently do not exist without a financial commitment from the benefiting property owners.

Engineering also maintains official Village maps and oversees the work performed under the Village's Annual Roadway Maintenance Program.

For information regarding the Village of Addison Engineering Division, contact the Village Engineer in the Department of Community Development at 630/693-7533.

The Community Development Director is John Berley.

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