The City held a groundbreaking for Phase I of the 1st Street Plaza expansion on Sept. 22. An expansion of the plaza is planned for the grassy area at the southeast corner of Main & 1st streets. (Longtime residents may refer to this site as the former Manor restaurant.) Remarks were led by Mayor Lora Vitek.
Phase I Construction is scheduled to begin October 2021 and be complete spring of 2022. Phase I includes:
- Modification of the existing wall—a remnant of the former Manor Restaurant
- Installation of a soldier pile concrete retaining wall to support the plaza expansion
- Grading and drainage work
- Landscape restoration
More about the 1st Street Plaza Expansion project is on the City website at www.stcharlesil.gov/projects/1st-street-plaza-expansion.