A few weeks before construction for starts, the City of Roseville will host a mobile food truck roundup in celebration of what’s to come.
Bill Aiken, an administrative analyst with the City of Roseville, said the food truck roundup will be held just before construction begins. The first turning of dirt will likely happen late May or early June, Aiken said. However, that is all contingent on final details and getting the green light from Roseville City Councilmembers in early May.
The Town Square project includes creating a square bordered by Oak, Grant and Vernon streets, adjacent to the .
First up on the construction schedule will be demolition of the existing parking lot, underground work including plumbing for the restroom, storm drainage and other details. Next comes the hardscape like concrete work and constructing the public restroom.
In August, that’s when residents may notice construction starting for the interactive water feature — “one of the cool features going in,” Aiken said. Construction of the stage area will also begin around that time, about a year after .
However, all of these estimated timelines could be affected by weather, Aiken said.
In addition to the water feature and event stage, other Town Square highlights include relocating things and making the streets more vendor-friendly.
One of the biggest news as far as new business coming to Downtown Roseville is the , which is expected to open at 238 Vernon St. mid-September.
As for streetscape changes, the City’s Christmas tree will be relocated to a small stage at the side entrance of the council chambers. There will be a row of trees along Grant Street from Oak to Vernon streets that will have space in between available for vendor tents during events, farmers markets and Downtown Tuesday Nights. On the backside of Oak Street, there will be a garden with low-water plants and in front of the main stage area, there will be a grassy area.
“The idea is to keep it fairly open,” Aiken said. “It’s going to be a really public space.”
Mobile Food Truck Event
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6
Where: Vernon and Grant streets in Downtown Roseville
Who: Mobile food trucks including Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, MiniBurger, Chando’s Tacos, VolksWaffle, Smoothie Patrol, Heavenly Dog, Coast to Coast Sandwiches and Simply Southern, which is also known as It’s Corn Cake
Why: To kick-off construction for Downtown Roseville’s Town Square project