When driving North on Main Street, you can see the Encore Panther Island multi-family apartment complex going up. The first section of the Panther Island canal system, is being built in conjunction with Encore Panther Island. 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.
The multi-family community 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. Check out the progress of the first stormwater canal in the photos above! Pictured is the base of the canal to show where the steel rebar is on both sides. The rebar is put in place before the contractor can begin pouring concrete. You can also see the framed up walls of the canal. This is adjacent to Main Street looking down at the first half of the canal.