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Municipal Lot Renovation to Begin Monday

An open house will be held on July 10 and will provide more information on the project.

Submitted by the city of St. Charles 

The City Council approved a $1 million renovation of the downtown Municipal Parking Lot at its July 7 meeting. 

Work is scheduled to begin July 14, 2014, and be finished in time for ScarecrowFest in October. A-Lamp Construction has been selected as the contractor for the project. 
  
The project will replace the existing parking lot, bordered by the Municipal Building, Police Department, the river and Riverside Ave. The new lot will have a similar parking space count. 

Plans also call for a public plaza and additional green space. Improved traffic flow patterns, walkways and lighting will enhance pedestrian safety in the lot. Much-needed replacement of a water main, electric systems and storm sewer infrastructure also will be completed. 

The City secured a $65,000 grant from the Kane County Riverboat Fund for the project. 

An Open House will be held Thursday, July 10, from 2–3 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2 E. Main St., to offer more information on about the project. 

North Entrance Closed 
The north entrance to the Municipal Building will be closed during construction. Please use the south entrance, which will remain open for the duration of the project. 

Short-Term Public Parking 
The parking lot located on the southeast corner of the Municipal Building (also known as the “checkerboard lot”) will be open during the duration of the project. However, parking will be limited to 30 minutes on weekdays, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Post Office Box & City Drop Box   
The post office box and City drop box currently located in the parking lot near the Police Department will be relocated during construction to an island north of the corner of State and Riverside avenues. 

Sidewalk Closures 
At various times throughout the construction, sidewalks along Riverside Ave. will be closed and marked with detour routes. The river walk directly adjacent to the parking lot will be closed for the duration of the construction. 

Police Department Access 
The sidewalk leading to the main entrance of the Police Department will remain open at all times during construction. 

More Information & Parking Maps 
Additional information, including maps showing alternative parking options and regular project updates are available on the City website, www.stcharlesil.gov, under the “City Projects” tab on the front page. Click on “Municipal Building Parking Lot Construction” in the list of projects. Or contact the Public Works Department at pw@stcharlesil.gov, or 630.377.4405. 

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