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CommScope, City of Hickory celebrate new public Wi-Fi downtown

May 27, 2021 | Communications , City Manager , Bond Information , Downtown

CommScope, City of Hickory celebrate new public Wi-Fi downtown

Visitors to Union Square in Downtown Hickory can now enjoy free public Wi-Fi thanks to a generous $275,000 product donation by Hickory-based CommScope. To celebrate the activation of the Wi-Fi service, the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and naming dedication for “The CommScope Stage...

Construction work planned for Union Square

Oct 19, 2020 | Public Services , Construction , Communications , City Walk , Downtown

Construction work planned for Union Square

Contractors will start work today to install new curb and gutter and patch some utility cuts in the Union Square area in preparation for resurfacing the parking lot. This preliminary work should take 7-10 days to complete. Downtown visitors should expect minor delays and small sections of Union Squa...

CommScope, City of Hickory partner to bring public Wi-Fi downtown

May 20, 2020 | Communications , City Manager , Bond Information , Downtown

CommScope, City of Hickory partner to bring public Wi-Fi downtown

Visitors to Union Square in Downtown Hickory will soon enjoy free public Wi-Fi thanks to a generous $275,000 product donation by Hickory-based CommScope. “The City of Hickory is very fortunate to be home to a global communications networks provider that is committed to improving the lives of its ...

Construction begins on City Walk’s Third Street pedestrian bridge

May 18, 2020 | Construction , Communications , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

Construction begins on City Walk’s Third Street pedestrian bridge

Published: May 18, 2020 City Walk contractors will start construction of the Third Street pedestrian bridge in downtown on Thursday, May 21.  This will include driving steel sheet piles, which can create loud booming sounds.  Downtown visitors are advised to stay at least 100 feet away ...

City Walk construction moves to Union Square

Mar 26, 2020 | Public Services , Construction , Communications , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

City Walk construction moves to Union Square

Published: March 26, 2020   Construction of City Walk in the Union Square area of Downtown Hickory has begun.  The parallel parking spaces along the railroad tracks at Union Square have been permanently closed for construction of City Walk.  Work in this area of Union Square i...

Electric vehicle charging stations temporarily removed from Union Square

Feb 25, 2020 | Public Services , Construction , Communications , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

Electric vehicle charging stations temporarily removed from Union Square

Published: February 25, 2020 The electric vehicle charging stations at Union Square in Downtown Hickory will be temporarily removed this Friday, February 28, for City Walk construction. The stations will be unavailable for at least one month, but will be reinstalled at a later date. ...

City of Hickory releases third edition of Crafting Hickory Magazine

Jan 21, 2020 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , Communications , City Manager , Bond Information , Aviation Walk , Book Walk , City Walk , Downtown , Old Lenoir Walk , Riverwalk

City of Hickory releases third edition of Crafting Hickory Magazine

On January 19, the City of Hickory released a new issue of its popular Crafting Hickory Magazine. The third edition in the magazine series, the new Crafting Hickory Magazine focuses on how the City of Hickory continues to craft a strong, vibrant community through its bond projects, new housing ...

City of Hickory receives improved credit rating and prepares to issue second round of bonds

Oct 18, 2019 | Communications , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information , Aviation Walk , Book Walk , City Walk , Downtown , Riverwalk

City of Hickory receives improved credit rating and prepares to issue second round of bonds

Published: October 18, 2019   Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) upgraded the City of Hickory’s credit rating to Aa1 for its upcoming 2019 general obligation public improvement bonds.  In addition, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) recently affirmed the City’s strong AA+ rating. &...

Ground breaking, ribbon cutting events planned for historic Hickory bond projects

Sep 13, 2019 | Construction , Boards and Commissions , Communications , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

Ground breaking, ribbon cutting events planned for historic Hickory bond projects

In celebration of two historic milestones for Hickory’s bond program, the City of Hickory invites the public to attend the official ground breaking ceremony for City Walk and a ribbon cutting for Union Square on Monday, September 23.   The ground breaking ceremony for City Walk will take ...

Final component of City Walk construction bid awarded

Jul 10, 2019 | Construction , Boards and Commissions , Communications , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information , City Walk , Downtown

Final component of City Walk construction bid awarded

Hickory’s City Council awarded the final component of the City Walk construction to Neill Grading and Construction Co., Inc. A special called City Council meeting was held on Tuesday, June 25, for City Council to award the 1.7-mile City Walk contract to Neill Grading and Construction Co., Inc...

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