Chad Crager, Director of Infrastructure Services, 970-221-6798, firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.fcgov.com
The City of Fort Collins has decided to postpone the Linden Street Renovation Project out of an abundance of caution to minimize additional impacts to downtown businesses in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
Construction was scheduled to begin in late April but is now postponed until January 2021.
City staff has been in constant contact with area businesses and organizations since the onset of the coronavirus stay-at-home directives. Input received, along with the current uncertainty surrounding public health and safety, were factored into the City’s decision.
The Linden Street Renovation Project plans to reconstruct Linden Street between Walnut Street and Jefferson Street into an aesthetically-pleasing, pedestrian-friendly urban street in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. Construction will involve the entirety of the public right-of-way (including sidewalks) and will require the closure of Linden Street at times throughout the project. Businesses will remain open, but the project will temporarily disrupt traffic flow on Linden Street.
The City is looking forward to this project and the positive changes it will bring to Downtown Fort Collins. However, the City wants to support the recovery process for businesses once coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted. For Linden Street, that means delaying the project until a better time.