Two blocks of South Depeyster Street closed Monday

Josh Johnston

A portion of South Depeyster Street will be closed today for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kent Central Gateway facility.

The stretch of Depeyster between East Main Street and Haymaker Parkway will be shut down between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the ceremony that begins at 11 a.m.

The multi-modal facility is part of the Kent downtown redevelopment project. In addition to serving as a PARTA transfer stop, the $26 million proposed building will also have a two-level parking deck, bike storage areas and retail spaces. Last spring, the city was awarded a $20 million federal grant to build the facility.

The Kent Central Gateway is slated for completion in the fall 2012.

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