Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Canal Walk Upgrade in the Works

The oldest portion of the downtown canal walk could soon get a $3.2-million upgrade, according to Indianapolis Business Journal's blog. The city is finalizing plans for new pavement, stairs, retaining walls, lighting and railings along the canal between Ohio and West streets. The Metropolitan Development Commission is scheduled Wednesday (21 November) to approve a bid from Smock Fansler Corporation to replace the crumbling pavers and stairs, along with a new elevator and water feature at Ohio Street and the canal. Many of the limestone pavers will be replaced with granite. The project will take about eight months to complete and could begin in the next few months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any word on how developers can make the canal walk itself more attractive: As in more restaurants, perhaps a theater, public restroom facilities and shopping options?