Saturday, July 22, 2006

Kickoff Meeting for the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project

When: Thursday, July 27th ay 7 p.m.
Where: The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Heritage Ballroom
What: The first informational meeting will be to meet with the public to explain the scope of the project and get some preliminary input on the types of improvements residents and business owners would like to see.

The city has engaged TranSystems Corporation and DLK Civic Design to provide design services for water main and water service replacement, streetscape amenities construction and street resurfacing. The consultant team will develop a master plan for the streetscape components of the improvements. There will be multiple opportunities for public involvement. The master plan will be prepared for the entire Downtown before the construction process begins in 2007 and the master plan will incorporate public input.

• 2007 underground, 2008 surface: Chicago Street from State to Center, Spring Street from Chicago to Highland, and DuPage Street from Spring to Center.
• 2008 underground, 2009 surface: Douglas Avenue from Chicago to Symphony Way, Symphony from Douglas to Dundee Avenue, and Division Street from Douglas to Center Street.
• 2009 underground, 2010 surface: Highland Avenue from State Street (Illinois 31) to Center, Grove from Highland to city hall, and Center from Dexter Street to Kimball Street.
• 2010 underground, 2011 surface: Spring from Highland to Kimball and Dexter Avenue from city hall to Center.

Link to the July 22nd Courier News article.

Please participate in this process so your input can be part of the plan. For more information, contact John Loete at (847) 931-6001.