Panther Island / Central City News

Panther Island Canal October Construction Update

The first of the stormwater canal walls have been poured! The concrete pour took place on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Once the concrete forms are removed, the first of the stormwater canal structure will be a reality. The video shows the process of pouring the walls under the pedestrian bridge. Next, the contractor will start to erect concrete forms for the large end wall near Main Street. The canal is still expected to be completed by the end of the year, with the full Encore Apartment Complex expected to be open by Summer of 2021.

The first section of the stormwater canal is located within the the Encore Panther Island multi-family apartment complex going up located right off of North Main Street.. In addition to the canal’s stormwater relief function, the canals will provide a continuous public boardwalk along the water’s edge giving the community a place to live, work, dine, shop and play. For more information about the importance of the stormwater canal system visit: Stormwater Canal System Taking Shape