Upcoming Truck Traffic

During the months of May and June we will have sporadic truck traffic as we start another round of concrete pours. The trucks will exit right on Monarch then turn left into the alley between Hopkins and Main Street where they will then do their washout into steel containers on private property located at 201 Main Street with the permission of the property owner.

Washouts will take approximately ten minutes. After they complete their washout they will make a right from the alley onto Aspen St. and then exit left onto Main Street.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Our team has taken every measure to comply with local regulations and provide for the health and economic safety of our teammates as we re-open our site for construction.

We have created a safety measure plan that outlines how we intend to manage our site and includes parameters for security, signage, personal protective equipment, symptom monitoring, worksite hygiene, social distancing, and protocols for suspicion of illness.

Please use this link to see the full plan, and as always please reach out to our team with any questions you may have.

Pitkin County Requiring Construction Halt Until April 30th

During this pause of work, CENTAUR is taking the following steps to ensure that we maintain our high-level of organization and cleanliness both on and off-site:

  • In preparation of site closures, we worked with our different subcontractors to leave our sites clean, sanitized, and tidy.
  • Our team and our community are always our top priority. To protect everyone on site, we have already incorporated a steady routine of sanitizing and disinfecting all hard surfaces.
  • We have installed a foot-pump operated hand washing station outside of our site that is available for anyone to use. This station will also be sanitized twice daily by a member of our team.

CENTAUR remains committed to maintaining and promoting Public Health and Safety, and we will continue to monitor the situation while doing our part by practicing social distancing, remote work, and proper hygiene, as well as offering our support to our team and the community. As we receive further information on our work we will keep everyone updated.

Concrete Work This Week

Scope of Work

We will begin to pour concrete this week and wanted to provide you with an update of what to expect on-site.

There will be 23 trucks on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and 7 trucks on Thursday, March 26, 2020, that will be entering and exiting the site throughout the day. Truck traffic will be through the gate on Monarch and Hyman. The frequency of the trucks in the alley will be every 20 minutes.

The trucks will exit right on Monarch then turn left into the alley between Hopkins and Main Street where they will then do their washout into steel containers on private property located at 201 Main St with the permission of the property owner.

Washouts will take approximately 10 minutes. After they complete their washout they will make a right from the alley onto Aspen St. and then exit left onto Main St.

Construction Hours

Tuesday: Construction will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until approximately 5 p.m.

Thursday: Construction will begin at 8:00 a.m and last for about 3 hours.

Phase II

Before taking a quick holiday break back in December 2019, our team completed the demolition of the building and the installation of all piles.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve now started Phase II which will focus on excavation and earth retention – which is expected to be completed by spring. During this time, we will be removing large volumes of dirt and intermittent increases of truck traffic can be expected.

Next steps will center on foundation work and concrete structure.

Updated Construction Management and Outreach Plans

The project team has updated its construction management and communications plans to reflect the updated conditions on-site, the current site plan and traffic flow, and the communications schedule. Links to these updated documents are on our home page.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the minor changes.

For changes to the construction management plan please contact Brad Hribar, and for changes to the communications plan please contact Reilly Thimons.

Transformer Work Today November 11th

The transformer behind the Crystal Palace is being serviced today.

During this time generators are being used to substitute power to those affected.

We understand that this activity should take 24 hours to complete.

Lassiter Electric is spearheading the repairs, so if you have any questions or concerns please contact Doug Lassiter at 970.618.2080.

Work on Monarch Street Monday October 21st

The delivery of shipping containers for on-site storage and construction offices on Monday will necessitate crane work and reducing Monarch Street to a one-way for half of the day.

There will be traffic control directing traffic but there may be impacts to parking and flows through Monarch Street.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions please contact our project team.

Building Demolition + Phase II

Our team has been very busy working on-site and to date we have disconnected utilities, installed construction gates, fencing, historic wall bracing and conducted selective demolition. Starting tomorrow we will begin building demolition and you may experience increased noise and vibrations. 

We are also approaching Phase II of construction which will focus on earth retention, foundation, and structure work. This phase of construction is anticipated to last through late spring of 2020. 

If you need to speak to someone about specific details please reach out to our project manager Brad Hribar at 312.714.8519.

Alley Closure September 9th

The alley behind Crystal Palace will be closed tomorrow Monday, September 9, 2019, for utility work on site.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or need to speak with someone for more details please contact our project manager Brad Hribar at 312.714.8519.

Project Work Begins!

Phase I has commenced with restriping Hyman Avenue to change from a two-way road to a one-way road with traffiic flowing towards Mill Street (September 5th).

This will include the installation of construction fencing, re-striping Hyman Avenue, and creating pedestrian/cyclist protection barriers (September 9th).

Construction during this phase will focus on prepping the site for building demolition This process will start with the removal of building utilities, streetlights, signs, installing temporary electric, erect-ing the perimeter barriers, installing sound abatement, and installing bracing for the historic west and south masonry walls.

We are working hard to ensure as little disruption as possible to our neighbors – but we realize that certain disruptions are unavoidable.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our project team, Brad or Reilly, and we will do our best to assist you.

Project Launch Meeting

We would like to invite you to join our project team for project kick-off meetings September 4th OR September 11th, which will cover project phasing, anticipated traffic changes, impacts to neighboring businesses, transportation providers, and special events.

Location: 300 East Hyman (in front of Crystal Palace)
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Contact us at: crystalpalaceproject@gmail.com /970.510.0094 with questions!

Traffic Flow

Changes to traffic flow will not impact current bus routes but will alter head-in parking to parallel parking. Protected pedestrian walkways will be constructed along the construction fencing. Hyman Avenue will remain a one-way street throughout the duration of the construction process.

Project Kick Off

The project has received its building permit and will begin staging the construction site shortly. Phase I will focus on prepping the site for building demolition and prepping Hyman Avenue to change from a two-way road to a one-way road with traffic flowing towards Mill Street. This will include the installation of construction fencing, re-striping Hyman Avenue, and creating pedestrian/cyclist protection barriers.

This process will start with the removal of building utilities, streetlights, signs, installing temporary electric, erecting the perimeter barriers, installing sound abatement, and installing bracing for the historic west and south masonry walls, replaced and new storefronts have been constructed across the entire south facade.