Earlier today, Metro Councilcritter President Tom Owen announced that work to refurbish the Sixth Street entrance of Metro Hall is beginning. The goal, according to a press release, is to make access easier for the public.
“Over the years, budget concerns and security issues closed the main entrance to this wonderful historic building,” said Owen. “As we see sidewalks being rebuilt and major construction and restorations along many of our main city streets, it is time to restore a city government building that has served the public well.”
In a few days, crews will begin work to restore the steps and main area of the entrance. The work will include wood replacement and refurbishment, plaster repair and painting. It is expected that the work will take approximately three to four weeks.
“When the work is completed, we are reviewing plans and will work with the administration to once again make the main entrance available to the public for easy access to the Metro Government’s legislative body,” says Owen. “We are working on plans to again, utilize a central location for the public with appropriate signage for those who have business with the Metro Council.”
Some pictures, courtesy the council:
If you are at all nerds like us, this news makes you feel somewhat excited.