We will be making calls, sending emails, and going door-to-door in the next few days to get the final paperwork completed. All 8th Street frontage property owners received a postcard in January and an informational project easement preview packet in February via regular mail – please call or email our project team if you’d like to schedule a time to finish your paperwork: Brian Boals – brianb (at) gfa.tc, 231.313.4863, or Heather Brady – heather (at) gfa.tc, 231.932.5531. Thank you!
Last week the city placed digital signs along 8th Street that say “Street Closed May 6 – October 18”. The dates posted on these signs reflect the dates in the construction contract. Construction time periods can vary widely depending on a variety of factors – material availability, weather, etc. Please know that these dates are just an estimate, and we will post construction updates regularly once we are into active construction.
Good morning! Please note that we’ve streamlined the project menu. We haven’t deleted any information, however, some pages have been moved to a dropdown menu under “Background”.
8th Street is back on the commission agenda tonight – please see details here.
We plan to discuss the 8th St. reconstruction project again with the city commission at next week’s March 11 work session. Please watch the city website for details.
Easement outreach is underway! Our team is committed to a high-level outreach effort at each stage of this project. To that end, we’re developing individual packets of information for each property owner with 8th Street frontage between Boardman Ave. and Railroad Ave. These are going out in various ways – some we are delivering in person, some have been mailed, and some are being emailed (as per the owner’s request). We’re not finished – so if you’re reading this and haven’t yet received a packet you will be seeing it soon.
These initial property owner packets provide an overview of the project, its impact on the individual property, and the type of easement requested. Once everyone has received their initial packet we will be circling back to each property owner to finalize arrangements.
In the meantime, design work is continuing on the underground infrastructure and the engineering plan set. We anticipate the next public meeting opportunity will be a city commission meeting, and when we know the date for that meeting we will post it here.
Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work through the layers of detail required for this project – we appreciate your support and dedication to the future of 8th Street!
Upcoming Meeting Note: North Boardman Lake District Meeting – Feb. 18 – 8 am at The Box
The technical team is finishing updates to the base map and existing cost estimates. We’re currently scheduling meetings with neighboring groups for input on the preliminary engineering plan.
Monday December 17 – North Boardman Lake Association Meeting (The Box)
The City Commission has approved Phase 3 for construction, and this site makes it debut.