The Village’s rebranding effort seeks to transform Tinley Park into an Illinois music mecca through the enhancement of its existing assets, such as the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater and its award-winning school bands, and through the addition of several new features such as a new downtown plaza and a dedicated indoor music facility.
Harmony Square Plaza
The Village hosted an open house Dec. 6 at Village Hall to unveil three potential renderings of the proposed Harmony Square development and to solicit feedback from attendees on their favorite designs. Those who were unable to attend the open house are encouraged to visit the Envision Harmony Square website to review the renderings and weigh in on what they’d like to see represented in the final design. The Harmony Square development will be a public space located in Downtown Tinley. The development is a key component of the Village's recently completed branding initiative that makes music the focus of Tinley Park. This downtown public space will be programmed at least 250 days of the year and will be a destination for residents and regional visitors alike. Check out the 10-minute Harmony Square Open House video for more information.
Oak Park Avenue Resurfacing
The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) granted the Village 70% funding for roadway improvements along Oak Park Avenue from 167th to 159th streets. The Village will pay the agreement costs and will be eligible for 70% reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The preliminary design was approved on Dec. 22, 2016, and the target letting date is April 27, 2018. The project is expected to begin on July 2, 2018 or after the Independence Day holiday. The entire project, including engineering, is estimated to cost $2.4 million.
Tax Increment Financing
The Village of Tinley Park has created several TIF Districts. Information on each district (including related documents) can be found on the Tax Increment Finance Districts page.
Tinley Park residents, with the support of the Tinley Park Police Department, are joining together to form the new Tinley Park Neighborhood Watch program.
The Tinley Park Village Board recently hired F.H. Paschen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC to install two License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras in the westbound and eastbound lanes at 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue. These cameras will act as a pilot program to test the technology for potential installation at other key intersections in town. The first installation took place in December 2017, with the second installation following in January 2018. LPR cameras work by taking pictures of license plates and then converting the images to computer data that can be checked against a database.
The Village of Tinley Park is in the early stages of developing Freedom Pond, a naturalized detention basin to be located on eight acres of the Panduit property at the north-east corner of 175th Street and Ridgeland Avenue. Work will be performed by Dyer Construction and will begin early spring 2017.
State Campus (Tinley Park Mental Health Center property)
At approximately 280 acres, the State Campus property (formerly occupied by the Tinley Park Mental Health Center) is the single-largest development opportunity in Tinley Park. The Village has the opportunity to create a legacy project that can complement the entire Village. The Village recently issued a Request for Qualificaitons to the development community which is open until February 23, 2018.
The Village of Tinley Park has hired United Meters, Inc. to replace all Severn-Trent/Elster water meters in town with Sensus iPERL water meters. As of May 31, 2017, United Meters Inc. and the Tinley Park Public Works Department have installed 13,548 new water meters in residential homes in town, with 8,654 water meters left to install.
Oak Lawn Water Rates/Infrastructure
Pavement Management Program
Crack Sealing Program The Village selected Denler, Inc. to perform a multi-year crack sealing program in Tinley Park. Work includes crack sealing of various Village streets and municipal parking lots.
The Village is looking to make roadway improvements to 175th Street from Oak Park to Ridgeland avenues, Ridgeland Avenue from 175th Street to Oak Forest Avenue, and Oak Forest Avenue from Ridgeland Avenue to 167th Street. The Village will front the cost of engineering, but the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will reimburse those costs 100%. This project is in the engineering phase.
191st Street Project
The Village of Tinley Park is extending 191st Street from Prosperi Drive to Oak Park Avenue, completing the road’s connection from Harlem Avenue to Oak Park Avenue. D Construction of Coal City, Ill. is performing the work, which began in August with earth removal. Work is expected to be completed by July 2018.
MWRD Structure Rehabilitation Pipelining
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) will perform structure rehabilitation and pipelining along 175th Street and Ridgeland Avenue from June 5 to Nov. 15 in order to update the infrastructure and prevent further deterioration of the existing pipes and structures, which were installed in the 1960s. This is an MWRD project and will incur no cost to the Village of Tinley Park.
LaGrange Road Widening Project
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is in the fourth and final stage of a multiyear road widening project along LaGrange Road from 131st to 179th streets that began in June 2013. Although Tinley Park's portion of the project has been completed, the following information is being made available for residents who use the portions of LaGrange Road that fall outside Village limits. All northbound and southbound lanes are open on LaGrange Road between 131st and 179th streets. Work will continue on traffic signals, ornamental railing and general clean-up. An 80th Avenue roadway improvement study by the Will County Department of Highways is under way to gather information about the existing travel and safety conditions on the road between 183rd and 191st Streets. Proposed improvements include the widening of the road and bridge from two to four lanes as well as drainage and surface improvements.
An 80th Avenue roadway improvement study by the Will County Department of Highways is under way to gather information about the existing travel and safety conditions on the road between 183rd and 191st Streets. Proposed improvements include the widening of the road and bridge from two to four lanes as well as drainage and surface improvements.