On July 14, City officials and community leaders gathered to kickoff Phase II Restoration of the Water Tower in Tower Park, 75th & Holmes. The work done in Phase I included repairing concrete, replacing the roof, inspecting existing roof beams, installing bird screens, and painting of the tower and exterior ladder. Additional attachment anchors were also added to the ladder. The Phase II work will install lighting around the top of the tower, install lighting that will light the tower from the ground, and associated electrical work. All of this lighting will have the ability to change colors. A new access door and new interior ladder will also be installed. The site improvements will include new lamp posts and new decorative fencing. The Notice to Proceed is anticipated for July 22 and the project should be substantially complete by the end of October.