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Update - 5/30/23

Mother nature has given the gift of very good construction weather and this week lots of progress was made toward completing the demolition portion of the project.  Removal of the walls and ramps to the river walk is in progress and crews have completed a substantial portion of the demolition work which means it’s almost time to start building!   Keep checking for updates as we are anticipating starting on building foundations to support the new plaza features in the near future. 

Update - 5/22/23

Demolition of the existing South 1st Street concrete paving is complete!  Removal of the concrete paving, sidewalks, planter boxes and other items from Main Street to Walnut Street has been completed and crews are moving on to sidewalks, bricks and planters on the east side of the road with plans to start the demolition process on the existing river walk ramp next.  A reminder that this area is a construction zone and not open to the public.  However, please enjoy the process and views from behind the construction fence and keep up with our progress toward this exciting new feature in the h

Update - 5/15/23

Construction activity on Phase 2 of the 1st Street plaza project continued with the completion of salvaging material from the site for the City to reuse in other parts of the community.  Tree grates, paver bricks, light poles and perennials were all removed from the site and stored for future use or placed for re-use.  Site screening, pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic control was also completed and demolition of the sidewalk, planters and roadway began.

Update - 5/8/23

This week work continues on the site investigation and construction fencing/site containment phase of the project.  Installation of additional signage, fencing and other pedestrian/traffic control features will be installed and work will begin on removal and salvage of brick pavers from both the existing east plaza and the roadway bricks for future use on this project and throughout the City.  Mobilization of steel and other materials for the new pedestrian ramp is expected in the next 7 to 10 days and demolition of the existing hardscapes (sidewalks, street and planters) is anticipate

Update - 05/01/23

The second phase of the 1st Street Plaza Expansion project kicks off today (May 1, 2023) with the project contractor Martam Construction of Elgin, Illinois beginning to mobilized equipment and material to the site.  Construction fencing and pedestrian/traffic control will commence this week, followed shortly after by utility investigation and demolition of the existing street and sidewalks. 

Spring Clean Up

The Spring Clean Up Program offers residents the opportunity to place unwanted items at the curb for pick up. The program is for residents within City of St. Charles limits only and is offered every two years, pending City Council approval. In a year when no Spring Clean Up is offered, consider participating in the St. Charles Park District’s Community Garage Sale, which usually is held in April.