Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We are almost done. That was the message delivered from the Leland Avenue Streetscape Project management team to a room full of local small business owners eager to embrace the end product. The Leland Avenue Merchant Group convened our quarterly meeting the evening of June 16th with a familiar format, starting with an update on local crime trends from Ingleside Police before a briefing on the final phase of streetscape construction along Leland Avenue. Without giving an exact date of completion, Alex Murillo (Public Affairs Officer, Department of Public Works), Kris Opbroek (Project Manager, Department of Public Works) and Tim Frey (Project Engineer, McGuire & Hester) assured everyone the end is near by laying out an approximate construction schedule that will conclude on the north side of Leland Avenue sometime between late July and mid-August. Merchants on-hand expressed specific concerns around loading and unloading, sidewalk and storefront adjustments as well as the unavoidable parking shortage directly to project representatives who encouraged merchants to contact them directly.
• Alex Murillo: 415/437.7009 (office) 415/627.8106 (mobile)
• Tim Frey: 510/632.7676 (office) 510/715.0802 (mobile)
• Kris Opbroek: 415/ 558.4045 (office)