A few stories to report on.
City wants AmSouth Building
Mayor Don Stanford confirmed that the city does want to buy the former AmSouth Tower on Lee Street in downtown Decatur. The 8 story building, built in 1982, is the second tallest in the city and would cost $5 Million.
The main reason for this is because the city currently leases a building in downtown for $70,000 a year for extra office space for the city.
Robotics Park Phase I
Phase I of the state funded Robotics Technology Park, which will hold classes through Calhoun Community College, is expect to begin construction next week. The 52,000 square foot building will cost $17 Million.
Phase II groundbreaking was delayed due to architecture work and planning and is expected to take place this October.
Phase III planning has not begun yet, but all phases are to be completed by the end of Governor Riley's term, per his request.
Downtown arts college
The chancellor of the state 2 year college system has recommended approval of the downtown arts college. This would be a partnership between Calhoun Community college, 2 year college, and Athens State, a 2 year 4 year college.
Morgan County, the city of Decatur, and other entities have approved their share of money for the project.