REDMOND, OR -- Work is expected to start shortly on renovating Redmond's Evergreen Elementary into a city hall. The Redmond City Council this week approved funding for the 11 million dollar project.
Heather Richards, Redmond's Director of Community Development will oversee the project. "So what it says is Skanska is entering into this $9,250,000 project with the knowledge it can assuredly move forward and Skanska is ready to go into construction today."
The city of Redmond bought the abandoned Evergreen School in 2011 for 250-thousand dollars. The plan is to redevelop the property into a city hall. The school was built in 1922.
This project also allows the urban renewal agency to try and secure a partner to redevelop the current city hall into a privately owned family entertainment center.