Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 3, 2013

Council updated on capital projects


The former Armory has had an asbestos survey completed, and a grant application submitted and plans to turn it into the Broadway Market are waiting on finalization of grant awards.

The city is undergoing a facility energy audit, McKenna reported, and recommendations on lighting and potential cost and reimbursable funding is being received.

The Times Square Mall Water Tower is complete and being used at this time, however, a design for painting, which will also be used on the Broadway pedestrian bridge, is waiting on a recommendation from the Branding Leadership Team on a design.

Zoning applications are expected to be online for residents and businesses by the end of the second quarter this year, and new applications are being typed and converted to .pdf forms available on the city website.

McKenna said a list of surplus real estate properties is being updated and compiled, and will then be reviewed to identify properties the city will keep for future use.

Ruble reported on major road and street projects, as well as water, sewer and sidewalk projects.

Ruble said the Veterans Memorial Drive/South Davidson extension is still under construction, with the roadway pavement complete; sidewalk construction is at 20 percent complete and construction on the area will begin again in mid-April. Projections are to be complete by July.

The South 34th Street project, from Peach to Veterans Memorial Drive, is complete in the construction phase to just north of Watertower Place, and completion by the end of the second quarter is on target.

Reconstruction of 42nd Street from Victoria to Richview Road is underway, with alignments finalized and work ongoing with permitting and right-of-way impacts. In addition, water lines have been potholed.

Work on South 27th Street from Jamison to Veterans Memorial Drive is in the design phase with an engineering contract with Rhutasel and Associates waiting for award. In addition, negotiations are ongoing for a major right-of-way parcel, Ruble reported.

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