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Redesign to change face of Marshall Plaza

Friday, October 5, 2012

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(Sarah Reed/Democrat-News)
For many Marshall residents, it's been an eyesore for years. But soon, those residents may see more clearly.

The diagonal wooden design, chipping posts and trim, and red metallic overhangs at Marshall Plaza will soon be gone. According to Bill Riggins, director of Marshall-Saline Development Corporation, the entire complex will receive a facelift.

"They're going to redo it (much like) Aldi's" storefront, Riggins said.

Septagon Construction will soon begin working on the remodel, although no start date has yet been confirmed. Economic developers hope contractors can also provide roof repair at some point in the near future.

City officials and business owners have seemed to struggle with redesign efforts with owners Marshall Plaza LLC for several years, having once gone as far as receiving bids for the project more than three years ago. The project's estimated value on a recent list of construction permits was listed at $600,000.

Contact Sarah Reed at
sreed@marshallnews.com


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TO WHAT DESIGN STANDARD WILL BE USED? AND HOW WILL IT CONFORM TO CODE? SO WILL THIS CONCEPT MOVE THROUGHOUT THE TOWN? THE CITY OF MARSHALL & THE CODE DEPARTMENT NEED TO GET OUT OF THE OFFICE & DO SOME FIELD WORK. THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR CLEANING UP THE TRASH!!

-- Posted by Chevy on Thu, Oct 11, 2012, at 4:24 PM

Way overdue, but welcome all the same.

-- Posted by Kathy Fairchild on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 8:51 PM

Ashame the owners wouldn't have done a little upkeep on the place years ago. If so there would have been some of the good home-town business owners still in there employing 30-35 local people and paying them a decent wage and steady work.

-- Posted by Marshall Man on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 1:45 PM

Parking lot too?

-- Posted by What the f...... on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 1:05 PM
Response by Sarah Reed/Staff writer:
Not that I'm aware of. Changing the sign hasn't been confirmed either. I'll post any updates as they come in.


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