With the new year, we have a new project (finally) in construction. The Conley-Maass-Downs Building has a building permit, an approval from the State Historic Preservation Office and National Park Service, and hazardous materials have been abated. So construction can officially get underway.
Jack-of-all-trades Adam Salmi took to the demolition and has made quick work of the non-historic elements. While much was salvaged and attempted to be reused, a lot of the existing construction was dated, broken, and frankly unsafe.
This phase of the project is always illuminating as unknown pieces are discovered, secrets are exposed, and new challenges are presented. Follow the progress using the Conley-Maass-Downs Building tag on the 9.SQUARE blog!