Down on Eddy Street, work on the parking garage has now begun in earnest. The magnificent pile driver has just about finished pounding real stakes in the ground. And a gigantic crane has appeared that can reach far above the roof of South Street Landing. Work has been has been going on inside all "winter" behind fabric covered windows. The giant crane seems to presage high altitude work — perhaps structural steel for the additional floors slated to go up there.
At Tuesday's JDA Meeting, Scott Dumont, CV Properties Development Project Manager, said that the garage should be finished in the late fall. At that point, cars from the One Davol Square lot will move into the garage, and work can begin work to fill the parking lot with a pair of residential buildings.
A while back, designs for the National Grid switchgear building and transformer yard were presented to the Downtown Design Review Commission. It was promised that everything possible would be done to preserve the screen of trees between the site and the adjacent pedestrian bridge and park. Well, the possible lost out to storm water drainage. The (skimpy) row of trees has been lost to the conduit that channels storm water from the site into the NBC overflow canal.