The City of Irving is about to unveil the latest jewel in its crown of open community spaces.
The walkways are poured and cured. The grass is installed and shade trees have been planted to line the site. Benches and picnic tables are in place. Now, the City of Irving is ready to unveil a new multipurpose green space for residents, commuters and visitors to enjoy: Levy Event Plaza, a $2.8 million project along Lake Carolyn.
Located at 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd., the area was purchased by the city in June 2018 to create a dedicated location for the city’s special events. The Irving Parks and Recreation Department now has a permanent home for its annual Laughs by the Lake and Fourth of July Fireworks, in addition to other community events. The open space will offer more visibility during live entertainment events and stunning views of Lake Carolyn during the fireworks show.
The plaza features a concrete pathway around the perimeter of the 6-acre site, as well as designed spaces for vendor tents, food trucks and a stage. Pedestrian lighting, benches, picnic tables and drinking fountains make the space welcoming for patrons, and charging stations for digital devices will be available for convenience.
Residents and visitors are invited to preview the new open space now before the event season ramps up in 2021.
Las Colinas Boulevard Update
Adjacent to Levy Event Plaza, the reconstruction of Las Colinas Boulevard continues. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 2021, weather permitting. Below is how the work is expected to proceed:
- Eastbound Las Colinas Boulevard is being graded and excavated in preparation for new reinforced pavement.
- Eastbound main lane paving is scheduled for November, weather permitting. The work includes concrete pours for sidewalks, parallel parking bays and driveway approaches.
- Once eastbound work is complete, all traffic will move to the new pavement, and utility and paving operations move to the westbound lanes.
- After paving is completed, crews will finish medians and landscaping.
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