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Panther Island / Central City News

Project Updates Heading Into The New Year

Environmental Remediation

Police & Fire and Rubin Environmental/Demolition work started on November 30, 2020 and demolition of the decommissioned Police & Fire gun range started the week of December 7,2020 with dig and haul operations that followed. This project is located within the area that will be the Bypass Channel of the Central City Flood Control Project. It is expected to be completed in March 2021 and TCEQ’s final certificate of completion is expected in Spring 2022.

First Section of Stormwater Canal

The contractor has constructed 98% of the first section of the storm water canal, including both the eastern and western end walls. They are currently working on finalizing the backfill, clean-up and touch-up items through-out the project. Final completion is expected mid-January, 2021. This section of stormwater canal is being built in connection with the first multi-family complex, Encore Panther Island.

Encore Panther Island

The multi-family community will be the first residents on Panther Island and will feature creative solutions to connect the streetscape to the river walk environment planned for the district. Located at the intersection of 4th Street and North Main Street, residents at the 300-unit community will be walking distance to Panther Island Brewing, Coyote Drive-In and Panther Island Pavilion. The apartment complex is projected to open late Summer of 2021.

TxDOT Signature V-Pier Bridges on Panther Island

White Settlement

All five of the deck pours have been completed, the final steps to open up the bridge to vehicle traffic will include installing railing and lighting as well as adding striping to the bridge. The White Settlement Rd Bridge is projected to be open to traffic by February, 2021.

North Main

TXDOT’s accepted schedule projects that the bridge will be open to traffic by late Spring of 2021.


TXDOT’s accepted schedule projects that the bridge will be open to traffic by late Summer of 2021.

Oncor Electric Delivery

The electrical contractor continues to install both overhead (temporary) lines and underground ductbanks so that the existing sub-station can be taken off-line. This involves work along Coyote Drive-in near Screen 1, along NE Fourth Street, and a bore under Main Street onto the Encore site. They are expected to finish the re-routing and new underground the first part of 2021.

USACE Phase Two of Valley Storage in Gateway Park

Phase 2 Valley Storage work at Gateway Park reached substantial completion in November 2020. This starts the 1-year maintenance period before final acceptance of the site. The work included the mass excavation of an area in the park for the purposes of developing valley storage for the Central City Flood Control Project. The contractor hauled just over 81,000 cubic yards of soil to meet the Valley Storage requirements out at Gateway Park. The material was hauled to where the old wastewater treatment plant was located.