Project Category: Lake & Wetland Restoration

City Of Crystal Lake, Three Oaks Recreation Area

Redevelopment of a 450 acre sand and gravel quarry into a new public recreation area. The project includes the development of new city streets, bridges, decks, parking lots, and the entire utility infrastructure to support the new and proposed developments. The recreation area includes various buildings, swimming, picnicking, and fishing areas, as well as two boat marinas.


Chicago Botanic Garden, Gardens of the Great Basin

A ten-acre development of aquatic gardens, perennial gardens, wetland restoration, one half mile of shoreline stabilization with state of the art stabilization techniques, stone terraces and walking paths.


Chicago Botanic Garden, Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden Islands Shoreline Restoration

Redevelopment and renovation of the existing Japanese Garden shoreline and surrounding lakes. Includes state-of-the-art shoreline restoration techniques, ornamental wetland remediation, water quality and aquatic habitat improvements.


The Morton Arboretum, Meadow Lake Restoration

6 acre lake restoration project including moving over 100,000 cy of soil, stabilizing over 3,800 lf of shoreline, constructing an underground conveyance system to inner connect a supply lake over 1 mile away, and the planting of over 100,000 native plants.


Chicago Botanic Garden, Spider Island

A redevelopment of an existing island, including the site development, shoreline stabilization, utilities, site lighting, 150 lf handmade footbridge, walking paths, and dense plantings.


Chicago Botanic Garden, Great Basin Overlook

An old English style outlook positioned at the water edge designed by John Brookes


Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library