Joseph Campbell of True To Form Concrete Services pauses for a photo while putting on the finishing touches of the Second Street entrance to city hall.

Wrap comes off Revelstoke city hall sidewalk renos

The tarp covering the new streetscape along the Second Street entrance to city hall was removed Tuesday.

The grass isn’t the only thing making an appearance this spring — the new Second Street entrance to city hall has finally been unveiled after being covered in a tarp all winter.

The new entrance is designed to make the building wheelchair accessible, while also providing a gathering space along the sidewalk. The large windows are designed to mimic the doors from when the building was a firehall.

Work began last August and also included the replacement of a water main under Second Street East.

The interior renovations are expected to be finished in the coming weeks and a grand-opening is being planned for mid-April, said acting-Mayor Linda Nixon at Tuesday’s council meeting.

I have asked city hall for the cost of the project and am awaiting a response.

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My verdict:

I like the bay windows and the wider sidewalk. I don’t like the concrete bannisters leading up the stairway. They’re large, ugly and out of place. Hopefully they’ll feel better when the trees are planted.

What do you think?

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