Bring on the “BIG H”: Major projects set to begin in downtown La Grande
Michael A. Becker General Contractor, Inc. has provided the City of La Grande with the apparent low bid. This $1.1 million project is being funded by the La Grande Urban Renewal Agency with some project assistance through an Oregon Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Program grant and City of La Grande Public Works resources.
The clean up of the historic IOOF/ State Theater buildings at 1106 Adams Avenue (also known as the Renegade building) will begin at around the same time. This project, managed by AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, will remove the environmental hazards associated with the interior of the buildings, returning the site to a safe, marketable condition. This phase of the project will also repair the roofs on the buildings. A future phase will repair the windows and provide some minor façade repairs. The project will last for approximately two months, during which time the alley at the rear of the buildings will be closed. This project is being funded by the La Grande Urban Renewal Agency with assistance from an Oregon Coalition Brownfields Cleanup Fund grant from the Oregon Business Development Department.
More information on both projects can be found on the City’s website. www.cityoflagrande.org.
Updates are provided by Charlie Mitchell, CEcD – Community & Economic Development Director for the City of La Grande.