2019 Bond City Facilities Projects

Town Center Plaza Restoration Project

What is this Project?

Restoration of the Town Center Plaza was identified as a priority for phase I of the bond project. Over the years, the plaza surface has fallen into disrepair and we are very pleased to announce this project that will give the southeast corner of our downtown square a big facelift!  $500,000 was allocated for this project.

Why is it important?

The Town Center is a 25,000-square-foot facility on the downtown square, leased by the Advertising and Promotion Commission, that people can rent to host events like business meetings, community events, parties, weddings, etc.  It is a highly visible public facility in the heart of the downtown square.

What is the current status?

Milestone Construction has been selected for the work to include:

  1. Clean, tuckpoint and waterproof the brick planters and retaining walls. This will remove the effervescent film (white streaks) from the brick and help prevent future occurrences.
  2. Clean, tuckpoint and waterproof the precast caps on the walls. This will reveal a clean, like-new appearance and will also help eliminate the effervescent occurrences.
  3. Remove and replace entire concrete surface, allowing potential for new patterns in the concrete and proper expansion joints to be installed. This will also eliminate water penetrating through the slab which has caused spalling and separation.  
  4.  Install a snow melt system under the new tiles on the walkway.
  5. Remove and replace existing trench drains. This will eliminate potential trip hazards and supplement the drainage off of the plaza deck.

When will it be completed?

Construction will begin in November of 2020 and should be complete by March of 2021.

How is it Funded?

Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019. $500,000 was appropriated for the Town Center Plaza Restoration project in June 2019.

Project budget committed as of Sept. 1, 2020

City Facilities:  4.4% of budget used as of September 1, 2020
View of Town Center as it looks today

Town Center Plaza Restoration Schematic Designs as of Sept. 25, 2020: