In partnership with several local cities, foundations, environmental groups and businesses, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association created a Lake Riverdale Sustainable Master Plan. The Master Plan promoted economic development and highlighted opportunities for future open space enhancements and storm water management within the Lake Riverdale area. These developments provided essential tax revenues for the Village of Riverdale and employment and services for the Calumet area. The Master Plan provided recommendations to handle the potential and known environmental issues with the existing brownfield sites, including recycling and adaptive reuse of materials and property. The plan identified opportunities to develop trails and greenways, restore natural areas, and improve Lake Riverdale water quality.
Lake Riverdale area, Cook County, Il