Downtown post office renovation on schedule
by Anna Oakes
The contractor for the town of Boone’s renovation of the
downtown post office building said the project is still on target for a March
“The project is going along well,” said Skip Greene,
president of Greene Construction.
Greene Construction was awarded a $1,189,454 contract to renovate the historic
structure in May, and work began in August.
town purchased the building, which is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, from the U.S. Postal Service for $1.25 million in 2009, and
the town is relocating its Planning & Inspections Department to the
U.S. Postal Service announced earlier this year that it plans to continue services
at the downtown station despite studying the potential closure of the station
Greene said the construction team has completed grading,
underground utility installation, storm drain installation, retaining walls,
waterproofing and significant demolition for the project.
Upstairs and downstairs framing is about 50 percent
complete, he noted. The contractor plans to complete exterior work, landscaping
and painting by the winter, with interior renovations to follow.
The project is on budget, Greene added.