Construction crews at The Village Shops will begin work today on accommodations to lessen the impact of the street renovations there on the annual Village Art Show, set to run Friday through Sunday.
Centric, the company doing the street improvements along Mission Lane and 69th Terrace, will “push pause” on construction tomorrow to allow for an extensive site clean up ahead of the event. Crews will be also be installing cold patch asphalt around the current hazards created by the street milling for work on drains and meters. Kylie Stock of property manager Lega-C Properties said the company would be installing signs to alert pedestrians of uneven surfaces they might encounter on account of milling on the streets. There will also be crosswalks in place to accommodate pedestrians crossing Mission Lane.
John Davis of Foresight Real Estate Services, which is overseeing the construction project, said the company had been working to minimize impact to the event since they broke ground this spring.
“I would like to reiterate that accommodating the primary areas of the Art Fair to the greatest extent possible has been our focus since initiating construction this spring, and we will do our best to minimize the impacts of construction activities to this very exciting event,” he said.
Davis added that, barring any unforeseen issues, he expects for the streetscape renovations to be complete by August 15.
Though the ongoing construction will make some of the shopping center’s parking unavailable during the fair, the crews are hoping to be able to open up some additional parking before Friday.
“We are doing everything possible to make this event as safe as possible and a success for the shopping center,” Stock said.