Vacant Building Razed for New Downtown Park
March 4, 2015
The City of Huntington is on a roll when it comes to transforming it's downtown central business district. The Community razed a vacant, blighted building today on the corner of Jefferson Street and West Park Drive to make way for the new Rotary Centennial Park.
Southbound traffic entering the central business district used to be greeted by a vacant, deteriorating building, soon they will be welcomed by a beautiful new downtown landscaped plaza or "pocket park" sponsored in collaboration with the Huntington Rotary Club. The new park is one of a series of exciting transformative projects to help bring new life to downtown Huntington.
Other recent projects include the $7 million Central Living Apartment Complex, an adaptive re-use of the former Central School Building. Also currently under construction is the $11 million Park Lofts Apartment Complex on the site of the former YMCA including the adaptive re-use of the historic Our Sunday Visitor Building. Nearly forty other downtown buildings have been improved with the assistance of a matching grant program from the City of Huntington accounting for nearly $450,000.00 more in changes which both preserve historic buildings and simply make downtown a more vibrant location to do business.