Construction will soon get underway on Palm Desert’s “Vision San Pablo” project, remaining a downtown cultural center at the heart of the city.
The constructions project is in full swing and everything is going according to the plan the city made back in 2013.
Crews ceremonially broke ground on May 1, but the project’s first phase of construction begin on July 1st, and gear up after the Fourth of July holiday.
News Channel 3 followed up with local businesses in the area about the affects of the construction. For some the construction has been an inconvenience. For Christine Rebilo, Owner of You Dirty Dog told News Channel 3 about the affects the construction has had to her business.
“Our mailman doesn’t always deliver here anymore because of the construction so each one of the owners has to go down to the post office and show proof that we own the business, and then they give us our mail.”
The project aims to make the San Pablo area of Palm Desert more friendly to pedestrians by widening the sidewalks and narrowing the roads, enhancing bike paths and cross walks, and ultimately facilitating more foot traffic and business.
The city plans to have the first phase completed within the next year.
” It’s anticipated to take 10 months, so we are looking at a finish time of around may next summer,” says Eric Ceja, Principal Planner of the City of Palm Desert.