STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER What's the best use for the Statuary property?
Local resident Georgi Streetman approached the City Council last night to ask about the council's plans for the old Statuary property (pictured above in all its glory, in a photo by The Daily Republi... Posted on 11/3/09 at 5:40 AM
A work crew removed material made from asbestos at the vacant former Statuary lot Wednesday in downtown Mitchell.
The workers from Midstates Asbestos Removal, of rural Davis, completed the work in one day, according to Public Works Director Tim McGannon. It’s another step to removing the concrete pad at the lot, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Main Street.
An environmental assessment and cleanup is needed before the former Statuary property on Mitchell’s Main Street can be razed and converted to a parking lot, City Council members learned this week.
The city’s 2009 budget included $273,370 to demolish and fill the property’s large underground structure, which was part of a car dealership for many decades. The money was not spent last year, and it appeared Monday on a list of budgeted items that the City Council is considering carrying over to the current budget.
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