Crystal Creek Floodplain Map

June 8, 2016

This page is reserved for information relating to the Crystal Creek floodplain remapping project. This project has been underway for many years and is finally almost ready to be submitted for both State (Illinois Department of Natural Resources) and Federal (Federal Emergency Management Agency) approval over the next roughly 16-24 months. The Village is very happy to report that an engineering study done by Christopher B. Burke Engineering on behalf of the Villages of Schiller Park and Franklin Park shows that the new floodplain map should be substantially smaller than the current floodplain map. In fact as shown below we believe that roughly 350 homes in Schiller Park will be removed from the floodplain under the new map (once it is formally approved that is).

Please click on the link below to see a detailed GIS created map of the before and after of the new floodplain map. You can easily zoom in to see detail of your home if you would like. Please call the Village Hall at (847) 678-2550 if you have questions about the floodplain map update project.

Proposed New Crystal Creek Floodplain Map

 

The proposed new flood plain map is expected to have the following positive effect on the number of parcels/lots and unique addresses that remain in the flood plain.
  
  • Total number of parcels/lots in the FEMA Floodplain: 630 now is reduced to 223 after new map adoption
  • Total number of unique addresses in the FEMA Floodplain: 530 now is reduced to 162 after new map adoption

This means a reduction of roughly 368 homes in the new flood plain after adoption of the new proposed map. 

In addition we have a video of the Crystal Creek Floodplain Map Public Forum which was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Community Center. Please click on the video link below to watch the video on You Tube.

Floodplain Map Public Forum 5/24/16 Meeting Video

As stated above please let the Village know if you have any questions about this project.

Crystal Creek Floodplain Floodway Map and Flood Profile Revision - Public Notice Re: Public Comment Period (October 2016)