Next phase of Downtown Duluth Redevelopment set to begin
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Next phase of Downtown Duluth Redevelopment set to begin “Historic Duluth continues to make headway”
Duluth, GA Progress continues in Duluth as redevelopment of the Downtown District goes into the next phase. During the week of June 1, the City of Duluth will begin strategic demolition for portions of “The Block”, a 3-acre plot of land across from Duluth Town Green. The historic pastorium building will remain as well as the sanctuary portion of the Old Duluth City Hall Building. The back portion of the Old Duluth City Hall Building (referred to as the Administration Tower) will be removed with the granite block façade being saved for use in future development. Other structures on the property will be removed to allow for construction of restaurants and retail shops. Demolition activity of “The Block” will be completed by the end of summer, 2015.
The selected contractor (TOA, LLC) will be mobilizing on site and preparing the buildings for demolition. Asbestos abatement will occur first, followed by work that will include weatherization of exposed surfaces on separated buildings, demolition, debris removal, site stabilization, and resource recovery.