GERING — The Gering Civic Plaza will serve as a gathering place for events and activities year-round, where residents and visitors can interact with one another on a regular basis to foster a sense of place in downtown Gering.
Construction of the Gering Civic Plaza will start with the official groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, May 22 at 9 a.m. at the plaza site. Mayor Tony Kaufman, elected officials and members of Gering’s Downtown Revitalization Committee will join the financial contributors of the project: the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Scottsbluff-Gering Rotary Club and Next Young Professionals to break ground for Phase I of the Civic Plaza.
Phase I of the Civic Plaza Development will commence this summer and be completed in the fall of this year. The City of Gering will begin selective demolition of the site in June and competitive bids from contractors will be solicited for the paving and utility work. Major demolition work and paving work will start immediately after Oregon Trail Days weekend on July 17 to minimize the impact to activities during this time. Phase I will include construction of new parking lots on the south and north end of the plaza; construction of a new farmer’s market area with covered awnings on the north side of the plaza and construction of a large plaza lawn/recreation area in the center.
Downtown businessowners, employees and residents are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.
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