The vision for downtown Carson City is starting to come into clearer focus. The downtown corridor construction project is moving along essentially as planned.
The repaving of Carson Street between William to Robinson streets took place over two days in late June.
The remaining street will be paved in August, between Robinson and Musser streets, and in October, from Musser to 5th Street.
The bigger change, though, is the new, expanded sidewalks.
The sidewalks on the west side of Carson Street, from William to Robinson streets, including pavers are done, and from William to Washington streets on the east side without the pavers.
The new sidewalks include low walls, separating the sidewalk from the street and creating space for landscaping, including trees.
“The stamped concrete ‘planter walls’ are a combination of decorative and functional. The stamp was patterned off the Capitol Building sandstone for a historic theme. The cap was sized such that it can function as a seat,” said Danny Rotter, engineering manager, Carson City Public Works department.
Landscaping should start to go in the next few weeks, he said.
The grand opening of the new pedestrian plaza is scheduled July 30 with an all-day family celebration that begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.
Bob McFadden Plaza is located at 3rd Street, between Carson and Curry streets, and is part of Carson City’s ongoing downtown corridor construction project.