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Former Minneapolis mayor and current executive director of
Generation Next, R.T. Rybak discussed "Overcoming the Seven
Development Challenges in the Twin Cities," on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at
The Urban Growler to ALA members and guests.
ALA Illinois Takes a Rare, Inside Look at DuPage Stormwater
Management at Elmhurst Quarry
On September 16th ALA members and non-members met for
lunch on the outdoor patio of Fitz's Pub in Elmhurst, IL, then
traveled a short distance for a unique opportunity to view the
Elmhurst Quarry along Route 83 in Elmhurst.
In his presentation, Rybak reviewed some of the unique development
opportunities in the Twin Cities, addressed current challenges and
trends and the impact of local development. A discussion session
followed the presentation.
"R.T. has the amazing ability to create opportunities where no one has
previously looked," says Russ Peterson, CID and founding partner at
Clever Architecture in St. Paul and president of the ALA Minnesota.
After a distinguished career in journalism, commercial real estate,
internet publishing and politics, Rybak is now working to get all children
college and career ready through the United Way's Generation Next.
He also guides young minds on development and politics in his class
entitled Mayor 101 at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.
Sarah Hunn, Chief Project Engineer and Mary Mitros,
Stormwater Outreach Coordinator for Dupage County
presented the history of the quarry and how DuPage County
uses it to manage floodwater today.
With a capacity of 2.7 billion gallons, the Elmhurst Quarry
is the largest of four mechanically-operated and 12 gravityoperated flood control facilities in DuPage County. Using a
predetermined operating plan, DuPage County Stormwater
Management staff allows floodwater to enter the Quarry until
water elevations recede enough to pump the water back into Salt
The Elmhurst Quarry was founded in 1882; only a year after
Elmhurst itself was incorporated. Crews quarried, and then
mined, for limestone at the site for more than 100 years until it
was converted into a landfill for clean construction debris.
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Following massive flooding throughout the area in 1987 and
a subsequent study of the surrounding Salt Creek Watershed,
DuPage County purchased the Quarry in 1992 to use it for flood
storage. The Quarry was then converted into a flood control
facility that began functioning in 1996.
ALA is planning to offer more tours of unique landmarks and other
significant architecture in 2016. Stay tuned.
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ADA Advice Accessible Showers: The Devil is in the Details
ALA New Members
Continuing Education Architectural Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process
Second Chances: Evaluating Repair Approaches for Historic and Contemporary Window Systems
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