A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Veterans Way, the new east/west street in downtown Livermore, will be held on Sunday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. It will take place on S. Livermore Ave., between Railroad Ave. and First St.

The public is encouraged to attend this event, which includes a motorcade of vintage cars and military vehicles through downtown Livermore. The motorcade will carry representatives from veteran associations throughout Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin, as well as elected officials, members from the Livermore Stockmen’s Rodeo Association, and Livermore Downtown, Inc.

The program will include remarks from Mayor John Marchand and representatives from the Stockmen’s Association, Livermore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7265, and Livermore Downtown, Inc. Also at the event, a Mobile Vet Center will provide outreach and referral services, and confidential counseling space for veterans, service members and their families. Following the ceremony, the vintage and military vehicles will be on display along Veterans Way.

Veterans Way is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2019.

Additional late summer/early fall downtown projects include starting construction on Stockmen’s Park, along with a trash-compactor enclosure next to the Bankhead Theater.

In 2020, construction will begin on the street parking garage, hotel and retail space, followed in 2021 by the L Street Parking Garage.

City Council approved a development agreement with Red Bear Property Management to construct and operate the new retail development. Envisioned as an expansion of Blacksmith Square, the design will reflect Livermore’s history and community character, maintain the existing intimate courtyard setting, and add approximately 8,600 square feet of architecturally similar retail space, with some of the storefronts opening onto Stockmen’s Park.

Construction of housing and cultural facilities will be scheduled in future years.

For information about the July 28 event, call the City Manager’s Office at (925) 960-4040. For questions about the Downtown Project, call (925) 960-4400.