At this time, the City has retained WBK Engineering of St. Charles to complete final engineering design, which will incorporate replacement of the water main and the sanitary sewer, as well as storm sewer improvements and roadway reconstruction.
In 2016, the City requested information from property owners through a questionnaire. We will be taking the questionnaire responses into consideration to the best of our ability as we move forward. Specifically, tree removal will be avoided where possible and sidewalk improvements will not be included.
Progress continues through the winter.
Things are progressing steadily on construction of the new police station. Here’s a look at what’s been happening on the site.
Things keep moving at the First Street site. Excavation and site work are underway for the next building--Riverloft. It's a five-story building with first floor retail/restaurant use, offices on the second floor, and about 15 upper floor residential condominiums. Estimated completion is late 2019.
A riverwalk already is taking shape, and another plaza similar to the current plaza on 1st Street is planned for construction in Summer 2019. Both of these amenities will provide access for all to enjoy the river.
Manhole Inspection work is scheduled to start the week of October 8.
Construction of the new St. Charles Police Station at 1515 W. Main Street is moving along, following the official groundbreaking July 23. The steel and bricks of the demolished buildings were salvaged and repurposed, finding new homes in other structures. The recent removal of the existing parking produced 2,500 cubic yards of ground asphalt lot that also will be reused as a base and backfill for underground infrastructure (electric lines, water and sewer lines) that will be installed to service the new facility.
Preparation work started on Monday, August 20, as scheduled.