Work on Phase I of the Ped Mall Improvements Project continues. Weather permitting, all of Phase I will be finished by the time work begins on Phase II. Phase II will begin on May 13.
Most of last week’s work occurred at the Black Hawk Mini Park. The limestone footings for the remaining planters along Iowa Artisans Gallery were installed. Concrete was poured Friday and brick pavers will be installed next week.
The Story Wall installation will continue. When finished, it will illustrate the history of Black Hawk Mini Park, as well as display plaques celebrating some of Iowa City’s notable residents. Black Hawk Mini Park should be finished by mid-May and ready for use during Phase II construction.
The walkway in front of Herteen & Stocker Jewelers is finished. Work on the stage canopy continues, with the goal of being finished and ready for use mid-May.
The Weatherdance Fountain is nearing completion. The crew installed the fountain’s jets last week. The fountain will be operational during Phase II construction.
The next Ped Mall business meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.