STARKVILLE — The multimillion-dollar makeover of a mile of Highway 182, from Long Street to Old West Point Road, will be completely designed and ready to bid in a year, project manager Clark Bailey of the Kimley-Horn engineering firm told aldermen at their Friday work session.
The planned additions and renovations at Moncrief Park have had a “significant change in scope” over the past few months, Robert Luke, principal architect at Meridian-based LPK Architects told the board of aldermen at its Friday work session.
With cost estimates still unclear, Columbus Municipal School District plans to move ahead with renovating Union Academy by mid-April.
At the end of the strip of downtown buildings on the west side of the 200 block of Fifth Street South are two buildings more than 100 years old.
Longtime visitors to the Frank Phillips YMCA in downtown Columbus are convinced the renovations of the 86-year-old facility included an expansion.
Law enforcement agents are forecast to move into the newly renovated Starkville Police Department in May after aldermen unanimously tasked the Columbus-based Weathers Construction Inc. to rehabilitate the city’s former administrative home this month.
Almost two years since California developer/preservationist Gayle Guynup purchased the old train depot, the exterior renovations to the 130-year-old building are complete.
Over-budget bids for Starkville Police Department renovations could force aldermen to scale back the scope of the project.
The YMCA in downtown Columbus is being renovated and getting new equipment.
Aldermen are expected to approve a resolution today asking state lawmakers to help fund upcoming Starkville Police Department renovations.