Monday, September 5, 2016

Construction in Final Phase

The Glen Town Center Streetscape project made progress this week as construction winds down. The contractor continues coordinating various tasks including:
  • Finalizing electrical and irrigation system installation
  • Delivery and installation of signage and outdoor furniture including benches, bike racks, and trash bins
  • Plant trees and shrubs in planter beds
  • Caulking along the sidewalk adjacent to business fronts
  • Spraying protective coat on concrete sidewalk
  • Installing railing on Valor Drive and various handrails throughout the project site 
Visitors and businesses of the Glen Town Center can expect minimal disruptions as we complete construction punchlist items.

Parking spots on Tower Drive and Navy Boulevard will be limited when trees and outdoor furniture is delivered. Parking is encouraged in the parking garages which are accessible via Aviator Lane and Valor Drive.

Punchlist items should take approximately three weeks to complete. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Final Phase of Construction

The Village of Glenview has started the final phase of construction for the Glen Town Center Streetscape project. Although major construction activity is complete, we continue to urge visitors of the Glen Town Center to use caution considering there will be trucks entering and leaving the project site delivering outdoor furniture, statues, trees, and plants.

Work completed this week, August 22 to August 26:
  • Install railing at the retaining wall on Aviator Drive.
  • Continue installing irrigation system and electrical throughout project site.
  • Remove temporary electrical lines from project site.
Construction activity scheduled for next week, beginning August 29:
  • Finish installing irrigation system and electrical throughout project site.
  • Begin landscape work – installation of trees and shrubs.
  • Install outdoor furniture including trash cans and benches.
  • Caulking along buildings, doorways will be caulked after business hours.
Friendly Reminder:
  • Parking on surface spots throughout the Glen Town Center as landscape and outdoor furniture is delivered and installed. Parking in garages in strongly encouraged. 
  • All businesses are open during construction! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Preparations for Landscaping

The concrete work throughout the project site is complete as we are approach the final phase of the project. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience throughout this project. Please note, surface parking spots will continue to be limited in anticipation for landscape work, delivery and installation of outdoor furniture and d├ęcor, and continued electrical work.

Work completed this week, August 15 to August 19:
  • Completed pouring concrete throughout the project site.
  • Finished installing planter beds on Navy Boulevard.
  • Installed topsoil in planter beds to prepare for landscape work.
  • Ongoing electrical and irrigation work.
Construction activity scheduled for next week, beginning August 22:
  • Install railing at the retaining wall on Aviator Drive.
  • Finish installing irrigation system and electrical throughout project site.
  • Begin landscape work – installation of trees and shrubs.
  • Install outdoor furniture including trash cans and benches.
  • Finalize repairs on retaining walls on Valor Drive and Aviator Drive.
  • Seal stamped, colored concrete throughout project site.
  • Finish caulking along buildings, doorways will be caulked after business hours.
Friendly Reminder:
  • Parking on surface spots throughout the Glen Town Center as landscape and outdoor furniture is delivered and installed. Parking in garages in strongly encouraged. 
  • All businesses are open during construction!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Final Phase of Construction Continues

Major construction improvements on Tower Drive at the Glen Town Center are now complete. The contractor is working to replace removed concrete on the side streets within the next couple weeks, with final punch list items anticipated to be complete by next month.

Work completed this week, August 8 to August 12:
  • Removed existing sidewalk on south Wolverine Drive between Tower drive and the parking garage, and at both intersections at Navy Boulevard and Patriot Boulevard.
  • Completed planter beds on south Wolverine Drive, and prepped sidewalk for concrete pour.
  • Prepped sidewalk and curb for concrete pour at both intersections at Navy Boulevard at Patriot Boulevard.  

Construction activity scheduled for next week, beginning August 8:
  • Pour concrete at south Wolverine, and the intersections of Navy Boulevard and Patriot Boulevard.
  • Install planter beds on Navy Boulevard.
  • Remove and replace southwest corner at the intersection of Aviator Drive and Tower Drive, and northwest corner at the intersection of Valor Drive and Tower Drive.
  • Electrical and irrigation work is ongoing. 

Friendly Reminder:
  • All businesses are open during construction!
  • Surface parking spots are limited. Parking in garages is strongly encouraged. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Preparation for Art at the Glen

Sidewalk along Tower Drive from Aviator Lane to Valor Drive has been restored just in time for the 13th Annual Art at the Glen Art Festival which will take place on Tower Drive from August 6 until August 7. Please note, parking will not be permitted on Tower Drive starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. We urge visitors of the Glen Town Center to use caution and walk around the fenced planter beds.

Work completed this week, August 1 to August 5:
  • Poured stamped, colored concrete on Tower Drive between Navy Boulevard and Valor Drive
  • Pour concrete sidewalk on Valor Drive between Tower Drive and Patriot Boulevard 
  • Removed and replaced curb, installed planter beds, and poured concrete sidewalk on north Wolverine Drive between Tower Drive and the parking garage
  • Driveways into parking garages on north Sable Drive have been replaced and are reopened  
  • Installed top soil in planter beds throughout project site
  • Electrical and irrigation work is still ongoing   
  • Cleaned and prepared for Art at the Glen Art Festival (August 6-7) 
 
Construction activity scheduled for next week, beginning August 8:
  • Begin removing existing sidewalk and curb on south Wolverine Drive between Tower drive and the parking garage, at both intersections at Navy Boulevard and Patriot Boulevard, southwest corner to Aviator Drive and Tower Drive, and north and south corners of Patriot Boulevard at Aviator Drive
  • Continue installing electrical boxes and irrigation piping
Friendly Reminder:
  • Art at the Glen Art Festival starts on August 6 and goes through August 7. Tower Drive will be closed in preparation of the Art Fest starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 5.
  • All businesses are open during construction!
  • Surface parking spots are limited. Parking in garages is strongly encouraged.

 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Construction Crews Prepare for Glenview’s Art Fest

Construction crews have been working to restore sidewalk in the Glen Town Center where it was previously removed in preparation for Glenview’s Art Fest starting in August 6th.

Work completed this week, July 25 to July 29:
  • Poured white concrete on Tower Drive between Navy Boulevard and Valor Drive 
  • Completed installation of planter beds on Valor Drive between Tower Drive and Patriot Boulevard
  • Poured sidewalk and select driveways into parking garage on north Sable Drive 
  • Sidewalk prepped for concrete pour on Valor Drive between Tower Drive and Patriot Boulevard 
Construction activity scheduled for next week, beginning August 1:
  • Seal stamped, colored concrete on Tower Drive between Navy Boulevard and Valor Drive
  • Pour stamped, colored concrete on Tower Drive between Navy Boulevard and Valor Drive
  • Pour concrete sidewalk on Valor Drive between Tower Drive and Patriot Boulevard 
  • Remove and replace curb, install planter beds, and prepare and pour concrete sidewalk on north Wolverine Drive between Tower Drive and the parking garage
  • Finish pouring concrete driveways into parking garage on north Sable Drive
  • Clean and prepare for Glenview's Art Fest (August 6-7)
Future Construction Activities:
  • Begin removal on south Wolverine Drive between Tower Drive and the parking garage
  • Begin removal of existing sidewalk on Navy Boulevard by the intersection of Navy Boulevard and Patriot Boulevard
Friendly Reminder:
  • Glenview's Art Fest starts on August 6 and goes through August 7. Preparation for Art Fest will begin on Friday, August 5. 
  • All businesses are open during construction!
  • Surface parking spots are limited. Parking in garages is strongly encouraged. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Construction Continues on Tower Drive from Navy Blvd to Valor Drive

Work completed this week, July 18th to July
  • Removed and replaced vandalized concrete sidewalk along Valor Drive and Tower Drive
  • Removed and replaced driveways to parking garages on north side of Sable Drive
  • Poured concrete curb & gutter along Tower Drive
  • Removed remaining sidewalk along Valor Drive east of Tower Drive
  • Excavated for planter beds
  • Installed concrete curbing around planter beds on Tower Drive and Valor Drive
  • Removed concrete sidewalk along north side of Wolverine Drive
  • Installed electrical conduit and lighting accessories along Sable Drive, Wolverine Drive, Tower Drive, and Valor Drive
  • Installed irrigation conduits along Sable Drive, Wolverine Drive, Tower Drive, and Valor Drive
  • Began installing irrigation piping and spray heads along Tower Drive
Construction activity scheduled for next week, July 25th to July 29th  
  • Pour remaining concrete sidewalk along Tower Drive from Navy Blvd to Valor Drive
  • Pour remaining concrete sidewalk along Valor Drive
  • Pour stamped and colored concrete along Tower Drive and Valor Drive
  • Install irrigation conduits along Sable Drive, Wolverine Drive, Tower Drive, and Valor Drive
  • Install electrical conduit and lighting accessories along Sable Drive, Wolverine Drive, Tower Drive, and Valor Drive

Anticipated work in future weeks:
  • Prior to Arts Festival on August 5th
    • All concrete sidewalk previously removed will be replaced along Tower Drive, Valor Drive, Sable Drive, and Wolverine Drive
  • Early September
    • Landscape restoration with new trees and perennials in the planting beds - due to more favorable growing conditions
 
Friendly Reminder:
  • All businesses are open during construction!
  • Surface parking spots are limited. Parking in garages is strongly encouraged.