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Demolition slated

By Matt Caulder
Published in News on May 2, 2013 1:46 PM

Former Arts Council of Wayne County building

Demolition of the former Arts Council of Wayne County building is set to begin May 20.

Goldsboro City Council awarded the $197,000 contract to A K Grading and Demolition to raze the structure at 2406 E. Ash St.

The company is gathering all the necessary permits before beginning work on the site.

From the start date, the company will have 90 days to finish work on the building, which means the job will have to be done by Aug. 18.

The contract covers asbestos abatement, demolition of the building, filling in the water fountain adjacent to the building and the demolition of the silo structure behind the building.

When the demolition is done, only the parking lot and the brickwork around the silo will remain.

Asbestos abatement will begin inside the building, and once all of the asbestos is cleared out of the building, work can begin on bringing the building itself down.

"At first, you may not see a whole lot going on during the asbestos abatement, but after that is finished, then you'll see them taking the building down," said Randy Guthrie, Development Services director with the city of Goldsboro.