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Balfour Beatty and Town of Cary Celebrate the Groundbreaking of Downtown Cary Park
August 05, 2021
CARY, NC – Balfour Beatty recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Town of Cary’s new Downtown Cary Park at a local ceremony with citizens and community leaders of Cary, North Carolina. The ceremony marks the beginning of construction and development of the community-led project which is coming to life after a 20-year vision of the Town’s plans to revitalize and propel future economic growth in the heart of downtown Cary.
Balfour Beatty was awarded a contract to transform the now, one-acre park into seven acres that will include spaces for active performances/concerts, farmers’ markets, interactive public art installations, food and beverage facilities, children’s play areas and a dog-friendly bar. Additional key features include botanical gardens showcasing native plants and elevated bridges that overlook the park area. Balfour Beatty also plans to incorporate thoughtful, sustainable elements such as implementing green stormwater landscaping, leveraging non-toxic materials, and recycled wood from the construction site to deliver the new park.
“We are excited to officially start construction on the Town of Cary’s Downtown Cary Park,” said Jeff Beam, project director for Balfour Beatty. “Throughout our relationship with the Town of Cary, we’ve successfully delivered other projects such as the Cary Library and Parking Deck and we are eager to bring to life a 20-year vision that will serve as a catalyst for the Town of Cary’s economic growth for the next 150 years.”
“Downtown Cary Park has come together as part of a decades-long vision to offer inspiring amenities to our community and propel future economic development in the heart of downtown,” said Ted Boyd, director of economic development for Cary. “We’re proud of the positive impact this will have locally, regionally and beyond, as the mark of a thriving community is a strong downtown. Downtown Cary Park was created for the citizens by the citizens and will serve as a catalyst for growth for years to come.”
Construction is now underway for the new Downtown Cary Park located at 327 S. Academy Street and is scheduled for completion Summer 2023. To learn more about Downtown Cary Park and stay up to date on construction progress, visit downtowncarypark.com.