This project was first identified by our firm in 1995, and as such, we worked with staff from the Redding Redevelopment Agency for over ten years, often in a non-paying capacity, to make it happen. Well before our firm was selected to prepare the design for the roof removal, we met with city activists for the transition as well as store owners in the mall who were concerned this project would put them out of business. In a sense, we had 80,000 clients with this project, and keeping them informed was an important part of our work. In the end, our firm was able to create a unique drainage system for the plaza, resulting in significant cost savings to the project. That system was so successful, the City of Redding utilized it when they completed the balance of roof removal several years later.
As of September, 2014, Trilogy is once again involved with downtown planning, this time as part of the Downtown Redding Transportation Plan team led by Omni-Means. As part of this planning effort, we are once again exploring the potential for reopening Market, Yuba, and Butte Streets through the Market Street Promenade.
“Think redevelopment of the vacant Dicker’s building on the Market Street Promenade, a stepping stone to open the mall to vehicle traffic. Or the razing of the California Street parking garage for a modern, vertical structure with retail shops and apartments. For bicyclists, a route from the Diestelhorst Bridge to the downtown.”
by Jenny Espino, Redding Record Searchlight
Maybe this time Redding will finally regain it’s true Main Street.
Photos ©2015 Ramsay Photography