Work continues on the last phases of the Paseo Gateway project at the Independence Avenue and Paseo Boulevard intersection.

A pair of subcontractor crews are wrapping up work this month with one sub doing landscaping and plantings and another completing the paving, sidewalks, curbs and lighting.

According to one of the contractors on the scene, weather permitting, work should be wrapped up around the July 4th holiday weekend after another set of underground utility delays was overcome recently.

The Paseo Gateway project, administered by LISC, was launched almost a decade ago and has seen the demolition of two motels on The Paseo, the demolition of the Chouteau Courts housing project and the relocation of those tenants to newer housing along with the upgraded Independence and Paseo Boulevard intersection.

An RFP (Request For Proposal) for the old Chouteau Courts/Belvedere Park site that sought development proposals for the roughly 15 acre site recently closed on the city’s website. As proposal details become available, we’ll have those here at The Northeast News.