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Workers began Monday removing the porch and steps leading to the Westerville Police Department as the first stage in creating a new courtyard in front of city hall.

City Hall Courtyard construction begins

Workers began Monday removing the porch and steps leading to the Westerville Police Department as the first stage in creating a new courtyard in front of city hall.

The courtyard upgrade is the last piece of a multi-year project that began in 2015 with the addition of a parking lot behind city hall and continued with the new path and seating area on the north side of the building.

The front of city hall will be closed during a portion of the project forcing movement of Fourth Friday events to other sections of Uptown.

The project is expected to be completed in late summer 2017. 

Link to City website with more information.

Notes from the city:

PROJECT MILESTONES

All work is weather permitting

Westerville Division of Police front porch/stair replacement; Clearing of existing courtyard landscaping.
Description of Work:
Teardown and rebuilding of stairs. Replacing concrete with brick pavers.
IMPACT: WPD inaccessible to pedestrians for this week. All walk-in business will be conducted from a booth in City Hall lobby. Access to City Hall will not be impacted by this work.
 
Reconstruction of the walkway between WPD and City Hall.
Description of Work:
Demolition and replacement of walkway between WPD building and City Hall.
IMPACT: No pedestrian traffic between rear parking lot through to State Street. Pedestrians will enter WPD from State Street.
 
Courtyard planter and paver demolition.
Description of Work: 
Crews will remove courtyard pavers and large, brick planter.
IMPACT: Entire City Hall courtyard area will be closed to all pedestrian activity. Westside sidewalk along State Street will be closed between College and Park Street will be closed. City Hall, police station and businesses will be accessible during this time.

About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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