Parking deck construction underway

  • Construction of the parking deck walls has begun. Concrete walls marking the north end of the deck are visible from Main Street and across the river.
  • The walls of the parking deck ramp to First Street have been poured. The ramp will lead to the second level of the two-level deck. The lower level will be accessed from Illinois Street and will be partially below grade.
  • Utility work along First and Illinois Street has been ongoing. A crane was used to place a large electric vault underground in the area of the temporary parking lot. Crews are now running lines into the vault and placing footings for street lighting.
  • Masonry work on Building #1 has now wrapped around the front of the building. Brick workers are completing the First Street facade and the entry tower at the Illinois Street corner.
  • With work on both Building #1 and the parking deck underway, the developer has approached the City with revised plans for the next two buildings at the Phase 3 site, Buildings 2 & 3. These plans will be reviewed by the City in the next few weeks. For information on the proposal, visit the First Street project site on the City website.