We are now 6 weeks into construction and underground utility work is mainly complete. Although new and upgraded utilities and a new storm drain don't grab headlines, they are key to downtown Isla Vista becoming a focal point for the community.
During the next phase of construction we will begin to see the project really take shape with new sidewalk, street trees, lighting, bike racks and trash and recycling bins.
Construction during this phase will start near Giovanni's Pizza, El Sitio and 6-Pack Shop and move east toward campus. Contractors will spend about 1 month on each block with the project complete in December.
Please continue to visit downtown Isla Vista businesses during construction and show support for all your favorite restaurants.