Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 7, 2013

Capital projects underway

The Register-News

---- — MT. VERNON — As the construction season winds down, capital projects are still underway.

“We have several projects in the design phase,” said Nathan McKenna, city projects manager.

Work is still on-going with the Market building, once the armory on Broadway. Roof replacement of the building is complete, McKenna reported, and new windows are expected to be installed the middle of the month. The flooring in the main gym is being removed and is at 50 percent complete. Asbestos removal has also been completed. Architect drawings for the renovations are expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The Ninth Street Streetscaping project has slowed down, but is still underway, according to McKenna. The portion of the project from the Register-News to Jordan Street is almost complete, and work is now beginning on the final section of work scheduled this phase from Main Street to Harrison. City Hall improvements are also ongoing, with painting and carpet installations to proceed at the end of December and architect proposals for re-doing the west entry are under review. McKenna said the parking lot at the facility is complete, and striping and parking block placement were completed within the last two weeks. Hand in hand with the City Hall renovations is a facility energy audit, with grant funding available for boiler replacement, McKenna said. Cost estimates for the replacement are underway, and a boiler specialist has tested the lines, with results expected within the next few weeks.