Restoration of the Town Center Plaza was identified as a priority for phase I of the bond project. Over the years, the plaza surface fell into disrepair. $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 tasks does this project involve?
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.
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.
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.
Install a snow melt system under the new tiles on the walkway.
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?
This project has been completed.
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.