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President Owen announces refurbishing work to begin on main public entrance to Metro Hall

Monday August 23, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Council President Tom Owen (D-8) is announcing a major effort will soon get underway to bring a section of Historic City Hall back to life. The project will restore the main entrance to the building from Sixth Street.

“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.”

Due to the restoration effort, the public must enter the building on the Congress Alley side of the building including nights of Metro Council meetings.

For more information, contact President Owen’s office at 574-1108.

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