A ‘milestone project’: Work begins on park development in downtown Antioch

Years in the works, a park development project designed to turn downtown Antioch into a major hub officially is underway.

The project, estimated to cost about $12.5 million, will transform about 4.5 acres bounded by Main, Depot and Orchard streets in downtown Antioch. Work already has begun, but a ceremonial groundbreaking with village leaders is planned for 11 a.m. July 28.

Construction should be completed in the summer of 2024, village leaders said.

“This redevelopment project is a significant investment in the heart of our village,” said Antioch Mayor Scott Gartner, who emphasized the area’s revitalization as part of his 2021 mayoral campaign. “It will provide a space for residents to gather, relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.”

Among the planned improvements is uncovering Sequoit Creek, a hidden creek directed to a culvert and buried through the property more than 50 years ago. Read More 

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