Phil’s Beach – Update

The Phil’s Beach Project continues to be a high priority for the Wauconda Park District.  The Master Plan developed by Hitchcock Design has been approved by our Board of Commissioners.

Since the District is receiving grant funding for a portion of the project, various requirements must be completed and approved by the State of Illinois for grant eligibility.  This process is taking much longer than staff ever anticipated. There are times when approvals can take up to 2-3 months. The District continues to work through these requirements, because we do not wish turn away funding which could be used to minimize the overall cost of the project.

On March 21st, the Wauconda Park District presented its Master Plan, which is part of a PUD application to the Village of Wauconda Plan Commission. It is anticipated that final approval by the Village Board will take place in May. Once that is completed, permitting and bid documents will be completed.

The District is hoping to go to bid for the project in mid-summer with the hopes of beginning construction possibly in mid-fall.


Phils Beach Master Plan