A civil engineer team will conduct a site-wide survey and excavation study on a construction site to determine the feasibility of developing a permanent, permanent public plaza at the site, according to a news release.
The project is being coordinated by the Colorado Civil Engineering Department, which is the state’s civil engineering agency.
The public plaza will include an outdoor pavilion with a roof deck, a water fountain, benches and seating.
The state also is offering a grant of $10,000 to the Colorado Construction Association to assist in the study and construction of the plaza.
The preliminary findings will be presented at the state-wide planning and development conference on July 11.
The Civil Engineering Discovery and Development Center (CEDEC) is the lead civil engineering organization in the state.
It oversees projects and conducts outreach and training for local and state government agencies, with a focus on civil engineering, construction, public and private infrastructure.
CEDEC is part of the state Department of Transportation, which oversees the highway and transportation infrastructure and the state highway system.
A team of about 20 state, federal, local and private sector contractors is expected to conduct the survey and dig in the area, which will likely begin in the spring of 2019.
The site is in the southwest portion of the city of Boulder, which sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.