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Project Schedule


Project Schedule

July – September 2016

• Fifth Street is tentatively scheduled to open to traffic by Labor Day for the parade. The sidewalks adjacent to the street will follow in September and October.
• The re-skinning of the façade is in the final stages, as evidenced by the new clock tower and architectural accents around the windows and canopies.
• Streetscapes and landscaping at the corner of State and Fifth Streets are pending the façade work; scheduled for completion by October.
• The construction phase of the Heritage Crossing project is on hold for budget reasons. Stay tuned for updates.    

October – December 2016

• The new CGTV Soundstage construction is underway and expected to be functional by October.
• City Hall’s new lobby area and Council Chambers are starting to take shape between the new interior finishes and the technology upgrades. The Council is expected to relocate back to City Hall as early as the first meeting in November.
• Construction is underway on the new building located at 203 N. Fifth St., across from City Hall. It will house the City’s Economic Development Department on the first level and feature five townhome style apartments on the upper two floors. The apartments are anticipated to lease in November 2016.
• The remaining landscape and concrete work at the Arts Plaza is on hold, pending coordination of design details with the base for the new sculpture. The targeted opening date is late-fall.

January – March 2017

• Design for the Economic Development Suite located on the first level of 203 N. Fifth Street is underway. Construction is to be scheduled and could be complete as early as 1Q2017. 

Completed Projects

• Santa Fe Street, which separates Roach Feed n’ Seed from the parking lot at State and Fifth Streets, has been repaved and is now re-open.
• The sidewalks, stairs and ramps between the Parking Structure and City Hall are complete, giving visitors and employees direct access to City Hall.
• The streetscapes located at the southeast corner of Austin and Fifth Streets are complete. This includes the south side of Austin between Fifth and the KCSR as well as the east side of Fifth Street to the south of Austin.
• The construction phase of the Heritage Crossing project is out for bid.
• The Lyles House was re-dedicated on April 23, 2016, as part of the Heritage Celebration festivities.
• The parking garage that serves downtown visitors, the apartment development, as well as City Hall opened in October 2015. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., upper floors in the garage require permits for parking and the first floor is available for three-hour public parking. Parking along State and Fifth streets surrounding the City Center development will be limited to three hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No restrictions are in place during evenings and weekends.
• Phase 2 of the apartments opened October 1, marking the completion of 148 units. It is approximately 95% leased.
• The Lyles House is now set on its foundation at Heritage Crossing.
• Work on the addition to the south side of City Hall began in September 2015.
• State St. between Third and Fifth Streets was reopened to vehicular traffic on August 31, 2015.
• Oaks Properties opened the first phase of apartments in May 2015.
• Austin and State Streets have been replaced.
• The overhead electric poles along the west side of KCS between Austin and State have been removed.
• The storm sewer system around the development has been upgraded along Austin between 5th and KCSR as well as along State St. between 5th and KCSR.
• The exterior of 1910 Pullman railcar is complete.
• The design of the Arts Plaza is finalized.
• The Lyles House was relocated to SW quadrant in March 2015.
• The historic Pace House moved to its new location in the Travis College Hill Historic District, where it has undergone renovations to return it to single family use.
• 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 three-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 Heritage Crossing 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 the electrical infrastructure in State Street to service new transformers at City Hall was complete.
• Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) has been replaced along with upgrading electric service to City Hall.
• 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.
• 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.
• The design team finalized plans for the City Hall façade renovations, infrastructure, and streetscape in March 2014.
• City Hall’s façade along the North side was refaced.