This is the tenth installment of a weekly update column courtesy of the city’s Columbia Project Communications Task Force.
The sidewalk removal will continue this week, as will the removal of the sub-base. The material removed from the road is being relocated behind the Credit Union to create more parking spaces and a walkway.
Fortis will be lowering the gas main in Sourdough Alley at Washington St. and Columbia Ave. as well as through the alley between Subway and Ferraros. An intermittent smell of natural gas (i.e. rotten eggs) as construction proceeds is to be expected and is not cause for alarm.
Whenever possible, at least two intersections along Columbia Ave. will be open, but which two these will be will vary.
Some people have been asked the Communications Task Force about the initial size of the trees that will be installed along Columbia Ave. These trees will be 15-18 feet high and have a caliper of 3 inches. There will be a mix of ‘Japanese Zelkova Green Vase’, ‘Princeton Elm’, and perhaps one ‘Sunset Red Maple’ in front of the Drift.
On the City of Rossland website, you can now find new ‘fly-through’ videos of what our finished downtown will look like, renderings from six different perspectives and a diagram of current parking available. Please look for them here.
“The Mayor is In”:
Mayor Greg Granstrom will be holding weekly office hours, welcoming drop-in visits to him at city hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday.
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