Earlier today during a meeting of the Evansville Redevelopment Commission, it was announced that the building located at 420 Main Street in downtown officially has an implosion date. We also learned that another player in the Evansville skyline will also be demolished this fall as well.

The 420 Main building, an 18-story structure located at the corner of 5th and Main Streets, is scheduled for Implosion on Sunday, November 21, 2021. We also learned that the Sycamore Building, a smaller 6-story building located at 110 SE 4th Street is also scheduled for demolition, although it will be taken down manually with interior demolition beginning the week of August 17th and exterior demolition will begin in September.

With all of the demolition slated for downtown comes street and sidewalk closures. According to the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, those closures will begin August 17, 2021 and continue through March 1, 2022. The following closings will be implemented,

  • Closing 5th Street between Main Street & Sycamore Street (Emergency Personnel will not be able to pass through)(vehicles will be able to exit Lic’s drive-through; sidewalk on north side remains open)
  • Restricting the northbound turn lane of 4th Street between the alleyway entrance & Sycamore Street (the right turn lane from 4th to Sycamore only)
  • Closure of all sidewalks:  Main Street between 4th Street & 5th Street; 5th Street between Main Street & Sycamore Street (stays open on north side); Sycamore Street between 4th Street & 5th Street; 4th Street between Sycamore Street & Main Street

The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District also says that public meetings will be held to help keep the public, downtown residents, property owners and businesses informed regarding the implosion and demolition. Dates for those meeting have not been set yet but you can keep up with the latest involving the demolitions by visiting DowntownEvansville.com.

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