Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Benton Street Boardwalk Goes Over Estimate

Final costs for project total $61,000 A city-funded outdoor dining project ended up costing Woodstock over 20 percent more than estimated. Final expenses for the Benton Street Boardwalk totaled $61,115.52, according to Paul Christensen, Woodstock’s finance director....
Outdoor Dining Opens on Benton Street

Outdoor Dining Opens on Benton Street

Benton Street Boardwalk was paid for with city TIF funds An outdoor dining project funded by the city of Woodstock has opened just off the Square. The Benton Street Boardwalk, a series of wooden platforms that allows some downtown restaurants to host al fresco dining,...
Construction Underway on Benton Street Boardwalk

Construction Underway on Benton Street Boardwalk

Part of Benton Street will be closed daily through Friday, July 14, as builders install a series of outdoor dining spaces for the city-owned Benton Street Boardwalk. Woodstock’s Streets Division will close Benton Street north of East Judd Street, as well as the...
Council OKs Rules for Outdoor Dining Project

Council OKs Rules for Outdoor Dining Project

A fourth establishment will be added to the Benton Street Boardwalk after the Woodstock City Council finalized the rules for the controversial outdoor dining project. Benton Street Tap will join three other restaurants in using the “boardwalk,” a city-funded project...
Council OKs Purchase for Outdoor Dining Project

Council OKs Purchase for Outdoor Dining Project

Part of Benton Street is set to be reserved for al fresco dining this summer after the Woodstock City Council approved plans for a project that some said shouldn’t receive public funding. Restaurants along Benton Street will be able to pay a fee to use one of several...
Council Talks Benton St. Dining Plan

Council Talks Benton St. Dining Plan

Part of Benton Street could be reserved for al fresco dining if the City Council moves forward with a proposal to allow restaurants to set up outdoor tables, but not everyone thinks it’s a good plan. Councilman Mike Turner wants to reserve the west side of Benton...
City Removes Prindiville’s Property From TIF

City Removes Prindiville’s Property From TIF

The Woodstock City Council removed several properties from the city’s Tax Increment Financing District April 18 to avoid a conflict of interest for an incoming councilman. Councilman-elect Jim Prindiville, a landlord, has an ownership interest in buildings which he...

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