Site work advances on First Street

A panoramic view of the Phase 3 site from atop the parking deck across the street shows activity over the entire site.
A panoramic view of the Phase 3 site from atop the parking deck across the street shows activity over the entire site.
View from the basement level of Building #1 up to First Street. The basement level will provided private parking under each building in Phase 3.
View from the basement level of Building #1 up to First Street. The basement level will provide private parking under each building in Phase 3.

Work on the Phase 3 site accelerated during the favorable weather this fall.

  • The foundation for Building #1 has taken shape, and the footprint of the building can be seen from above. An open section of wall at the northeast corner will provide for a vehicular entry from the adjacent planned parking deck.
  • Work is underway to connect utility services to the site. Service connections have been made beneath Illinois Street and a storm sewer running through the site has been reconstructed in preparation for construction of the new parking deck.
  • Site grading activity, including removal of bedrock for building foundations, is occurring across the site. The grading work is now focused on the new parking deck location, running north-south in the middle of the site.
  • New temporary parking has been installed at the north end of First Street, including a 16-space parking lot opposite the plaza.
Temporary parking has been provided at the north end of First Street, with additional on-street parking spaces and a 16 spaces parking lot across from the plaza.
Temporary parking has been provided at the north end of First Street, with additional on-street parking spaces and a 16 spaces parking lot across from the plaza.
The footprint of Building #1 takes shape as foundation work nears completion.
The footprint of Building #1 takes shape as foundation work nears completion. Underground utility work is ongoing around the site.