On Monday, September 23 the Village Board approved the contract to move forward with Phase II Engineering Services for the Central Business District (CBD) streetscape and utility improvements project.
As part of the project, new festoon lighting was recently installed at Shock's Square, located in the downtown just east of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This new lighting is one of several sample demonstrations across downtown showcasing what is possible during the Village's upcoming streetscape and utility improvements project, expected to commence construction in 2021.
Additional streetscape features and mock-ups including exposed aggregate concrete sidewalks (decorative sidewalks), decorative curbs, tree planters, benches and a new street light pole will be installed in the coming weeks at different locations throughout the downtown including:
- On Main Street near the northwest corner of Main Street and Crescent Boulevard
- On Pennsylvania Avenue near the southwest corner of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
- On Pennsylvania Avenue near the southeast corner of Glenwood Avenue and Main Street.
Please stay tuned on the Village's communication channels for updates and ways to provide feedback on the mock-ups displayed throughout the downtown area.
The downtown streetscape and utility improvements project will address the roadway, sidewalk, and underground utility needs, as wells as ADA compliance issues throughout downtown. The last major widespread CBD rehabilitation project was completed in the mid-1980's.
Residents, businesses and visitors can gather more information on the project by visiting the project's website.