Uptown Development, Northeast Road Improvements To Be Discussed

File photo of construction of One Uptown on the Circle from Jan. 20.
Credit Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

The Normal Town Council may approve the buildout of second floor space in One Uptown on the Circle during their meeting tonight.

The mixed-use building is currently under construction on the west side of Uptown Circle. Staff suggests the council authorize a contract with Core Construction Services for the construction. Once finished, the space will be leased and utilized by the Town of Normal. It includes 26 employee workstations in offices and cubicles, an open reception area, and a locker room with shower facilities.

The Town plans to move Engineering, Inspections, Planning, and Uptown Marketing. The project cost is a little over $1 million.

Also on the agenda:

  • Council members will consider extending Greenbriar Drive and improving Hershey Road north of Shepherd Road in northeast part of the town. The road improvements are near the new Destihl brewery facility. When the land was annexed, the agreement stipulated the extension of Greenbriar and improving Hershey. The council will discuss the $2.3 million improvement projects as well as the annexation agreement, which allows recovering some of the costs of the improvements from the real estate developer.
  • The council will  get an update on efforts to address mental health issues in the county from County Board Chair John McIntyre and county Administrator Bill Wasson. A portion of a sales tax increase passed a year ago by the Town and City of Bloomington is helping to fund a County-wide program to address mental and behavioral health issues.
  • The council will  discuss improving public WiFi in Uptown Normal
  • Consideration of a water and sewer fee increase. 

The Normal Town Council meets at 7 PM on the first and third Monday of every month on the 4th Floor of Uptown Station. 

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