UNION — The City of Union will soon acquire a building on Main Street to be part of the Main Street Junction Project.
During its January meeting Tuesday evening, Union City Council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Harold Thompson to purchase a building at 105 E. Main St., Union for $5,000.
Thompson said Wednesday that the acquisition of the building is part of the city’s Main Street Junction Project which involves the renovation of the old Super 10 building at 107 E. Main St. to serve as an events center. He said the acquisition of the building at 105 E. Main St. will give the city the space it needs to accommodate up to 200 people in the events center. Once it has acquired the building, Thompson said the city will renovate, a process that he said will involve some demolition and possibly putting on a new roof.
Main Street Junction
The renovation of the old Super 10 building is already under way under the supervision of The Montgomery Company which was awarded the bid for the project for $1,199,995. Plans are for the building to be renovated to provide space for the following purposes:
• 1st Floor (5,000 square feet)
— Weddings and rehearsal dinners
— Class and family reunions
— Meetings and conferences
• 2nd Floor (5,000 square feet)
— Board room/meeting space
— Offices for Tourism Board and others
— Studio space for local artists
• Park space
— Large plaza/lawn area for outdoor gatherings as an extension of Main Street Junction.
The renovation process involves making the following improvements to the building:
• Architectural elements
— Memorable facade/entryway
— Keep/repair existing tin ceiling
— Exposed brick walls on first floor
— HVAC ductwork exposed
• Move-in ready event space
— Performance area, lighting and audio systems, and movable risers/stage
• Electrical, plumbing, HVAC — Compliant with all codes
• LED light fixtures
• Wi-Fi, cable television, telephone and alarm system
• Caterer’s kitchen
• Restrooms (both floors)
• Passenger elevator
• Storage/equipment room
• Attractive, durable and low-maintenance flooring, furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Located behind the building on an empty 1/2 acre site will be Junction Park. Work is also under way on park with workers using earth-moving equipment to clear the site.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.