This dedication will celebrate the completion of a multi-year effort to achieve the community vision of a beautified Town Center with increased parking, landscaping, railroad buffering while providing a public gathering place for festivals, events, markets, or just meeting friends.
Construction on the project began on September 29, 2008 and was completed on April 8, 2009. The plaza project includes:
· Improvement to over 41,000 square feet of Town-owned property; just slightly less than 1 acre.
· More than 21,000 square-feet of asphalt with 51 designated parking spaces.
· 3,800 square-feet of colored concrete, 1,400 square-feet of that stamped with 2 different designs.
· Amenities to support Family Food Town—grocery store including a cart corral, forklift enclosure and dumpster enclosure.
· A screen wall of native sandstone, 7’ tall at the peak and 35 feet long.
· A two-tiered seating wall with a sandstone veneer.
· 32 new trees, 300 plants and shrubs and 15 separate planting beds in the plaza and parking lot.
· New lighting and electrical service are added features throughout the entire project.
Palisade Mayor Dave Walker said, “The Plaza is a tremendous addition to our downtown. We are confident that it will not only enhance economic development in our community but will enhance our quality of life by becoming a gathering place for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.”
The Plaza will be the showcase for local artist, Lyle Nichols, sculpture “Harley” to be placed and unveiled May 10, 2009. The Plaza will eventually be the site for a Clock donated by the Palisade Lions Club.
The ceremony will be held on the Plaza at the corner of Third and Main Streets in Downtown Palisade. The public is welcome to attend.