Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: April 8, 2021
The new James Addington Plaza project is moving forward and residents will see this development get underway within the next few weeks with the goal of completing and dedicating the project in September of this year.
“Last year, we announced our intention of creating a complete update of our downtown train station plaza and dedicating it in honor of Jim Addington, who was a public servant in this community for over 40 years,” said Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter. “We are pleased to announce that this project is getting underway and will be completed to be part of this year’s 100th anniversary celebration.” Addington passed away in July of 2020.
Design Workshop, the landscape architecture firm contracted to work on the project, has begun designing the renovation of Westmont's downtown train station plaza. The design includes a memorial arch and plaque in recognition of James Addington as well as plantings of prairie grasses and other native species to support pollinator habitat and stormwater infiltration. According to close friend and colleague Ray Botch, “Jim always had ideas for how to improve Westmont." The Village of Westmont feels this is a fitting tribute to the former Westmont Mayor.
The timeline for the project includes a formal dedication ceremony on Sunday, September 26, 2021, which is Addington’s birthdate. The dedication will be part of the Village’s year-long 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of WestmontCommunications Director/Public Information Officer630firstname.lastname@example.org