UNION — The City of Union will spend more than $32,000 to have asbestos removed from a building as part of the ongoing Main Street Junction project.
Meeting in special session Monday morning, Union City Council voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by City of Union Utility Director Joe Nichols that the bid for the removal and disposal of asbestos from the building at 105 E. Main Street, Union, be awarded to Webb Harrell Construction Services for $32,600.
Nichols said that the building is being demolished as part of the Main Street Junction project. He said that demolition is scheduled to begin June 1. Nichols said the building will be replaced by an open air area that will include handicapped accessible ramps from the park being built behind the junction. He said the open air area will also provide access to Main Street Junction itself which will be located in the building at 107 E. Main Street which is currently being renovated.
Work began on the project in 2015 and Main Street Junction is scheduled to open this summer. When it does, it will have a catering kitchen, restrooms, and a banquet area in the downstairs; accordion glass doors at the back of the building will open onto a covered veranda; stairs on both ends of the deck that will allow access to the fenced in garden area. The reception area in the front of the building will have two flat screen TVs, chairs, sofa, and tables; an elevator to take people to the second floor; and there will be a stairway beside the building allowing entry from the sidewalk. The upstairs will feature two offices, a kitchenette, a conference room with a flat screen TV, restrooms, a bridal dressing, and a large meeting area in the back.
The Main Street Junction Committee is currently working on developing rental prices for the downstairs “Great Room,” the veranda, the ornamental park, the upstairs conference room, and the two offices. Anyone interested in renting space in the Main Street Junction should call Debbie Woodard at 864-429-1700.
A preferred catering list is also being drawn up and licensed, professional caterers are needed. For more information contact Curtiss Hunter 864-466-4711.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.