year’s Prescott Daze. Greg Adams from Cedar Corporation said, “I’m estimating starting around May 15; if we have a better summer with early spring next year, we might be able to start as early …
year’s Prescott Daze.
Greg Adams from Cedar Corporation said, “I’m estimating starting around May 15; if we have a better summer with early spring next year, we might be able to start as early as April.”
Following the storm drains, the project will continue with construction on both Orange and Front streets, including the reconstruction of curbs, gutters and sidewalks. Parking will also change while the roadways undergo some construction.
The second phase will be complete by Fourth of July weekend. The project will continue next with construction of the Freedom Park Trail, which currently is not officially planned due to the uncertainty of grant money coming in for that part of the project.
“What we are looking at next for this project is the boat launch,” said Committee Chair Bailey Ruona. “We already have concepts for what that will be and the docks we looked at have really great feedback.”
The last phase of the project includes a new parking area, a greenway area, riverfront walk and construction on the emergency road access trail. This is all set to begin in early July and be complete by the end of August.
The project is being completely funded by grants and is not being taken from the Parks and Public Property budget for the year. Each phase of the project that includes major changes, such as the already completed courtesy dock, and all future will be grantfunded.
“We have the riverfront project going and then we have been working with Coulee River Trails,” Ruona said. “We are looking for outdoor opportunities everywhere and there are really great things happening here, it is really exciting.”
Following these proposed phases, the committee would like to add a new fishing dock that would mimic the current courtesy dock, as well as pursue many more ideas for creating a more accessible riverfront area in downtown Prescott.
The timeline of the phases during this process are subject to change based on funding and weather; the committee is planning to have monthly meetings to keep the momentum of this project going and to keep the community updated and informed.