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.