Project Schedule 

July – September 2014

  • Renovations at City Hall continue, with the initial phase of construction concentrating on the North elevation as well as the elevator replacement.
  • The existing façade on the north side of City Hall will be removed and crews will begin installing the new skin. Foundation work for the new CGTV Sound Studio will also begin.
  • Street and drainage improvements will begin. Crews will start installing the new storm drain system along the west side of the KCSR. They will also replace the water line in State Street between Fifth and Third Streets.
  • The exterior refurbishment of the railcar is scheduled for completion.

October – December 2014

  • City Hall renovations will transition from the North end of the building to the West and South side. The new elevator in City Hall will be installed and re-open for use.
  • The overhead electric poles along the west side of KCS between Austin and State will be removed.
  • Streetscape improvements along 5th Street will begin.
  • Crews will continue installing the storm drain in State Street from KCSR to Fifth St. and also begin installing a new storm drain in Austin Street.
  • Parking structure will be substantially complete and open for use in early 2015.
  • Construction of the Arts Plaza, including hardscape and landscape improvements, is scheduled to start. (Final design plans are pending.)
  • Design of the remaining three quadrants in Heritage Crossing will transition into construction by the end of the year.

 

2015

  • The Oaks multi-family portion of the development is scheduled to open.
  • The parking garage will be opened to the public for use.
  • Renovations at City Hall, street and drainage improvements, as well as streetscape are scheduled to be complete.

 

To Be Scheduled

  • The City has begun the process for relocating the Lyles House to Heritage Crossing, the new pedestrian corridor along Walnut Street. Engineers are working on the site and foundation plans.
  • Repaving and lighting improvements to the Central Library parking lot are scheduled to begin in 2015. 

Visit the City website regularly for updates on temporary parking locations, project schedules and road closures.

Completed Activities

  • The buildings at 203 N. Fifth and 504 W. State have been demolished. 504 W. State Street has been minimally improved with sod and irrigation until future plans for this site are developed. A 3-story building will be constructed at 203 N. Fifth with office space on the first floor and apartments on the upper levels.
  • The Landmark Museum and railcar have been moved to the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor. The grand reopening of the museum was held on May 31, 2014.
  • The Sixth Street extension between Austin and Walnut opened on May 28, 2014.
  • Council awarded construction contracts for City Hall Renovations as well as adjacent streetscape and infrastructure improvements.
  • Along the west side of KCSR between Austin and State Streets, GP&L crews buried overhead electric utilities underground. (Removal of the poles is scheduled for a later date.)
  • Installation of electrical infrastructure in State Street to service new transformers at City Hall.
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) has been replaced along with upgrading electric service to City Hall (4-5 months).
  • Museum Plaza Drive and City Hall parking lot have been closed to begin site clearance. Visit the Parking Plans page for details on where to park when visiting City Hall, Duckworth Building or the Granville Arts Center.
  • Replacement of the aging water main on Austin Street (between Fifth and Third streets) has been completed. The street is temporarily open, but will close again in the coming months as the City Center development efforts ramp up.
  • Pace House and Lyles House have been relocated to a temporary location behind the Granville Arts Center.
  • Replacement of the sanitary sewer line in State Street between Fifth Street and the KCSR railroad.
  • Construction on the parking structure behind City Hall started in October 2013.
  • Site improvements on the southwest quadrant of the Walnut Pedestrian Corridor are complete and the Landmark Society relocated the museum to its new home.
  • Earthwork for the multi-family portion of the development began.
  • The design team finalized plans for the City Hall façade renovations, infrastructure, and streetscape in March 2014.