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Princeton could sign contract for old movie theater renovation as soon as this month

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PRINCETON, IN (WFIE) -

Princeton's mayor says the city could sign a contract with a construction company to renovate the Old Princeton Movie Theater by the end of this month.

Mayor Bob Hurst says the city has been approved for about 4 million dollars in funding by the state to go toward the project.

He says city officials already have verbal confirmation and are just waiting on a letter of written confirmation.

As soon as that letter comes Hurst says the city will review a contract for an architect and construction company.

He says the people have already been chosen and some of the designs have been drawn out.

Likewise, he says an architect has sent over designs for store facades downtown.

"The people who are doing the facades have been here, they are doing 3D imagery of all the buildings. We're on a tight schedule. Everything has to be completed in three years, so all the work has to be done by 2015," says Hurst.

The mayor says construction work on both projects could start simultaneously as early as late this summer.

Princeton's mayor says the city could sign a contract with a construction company to renovate the Old Princeton Movie Theater by the end of this month.

Mayor Bob Hurst says the city has been approved for about 4 million dollars in funding by the state to go toward the project.

He says city officials already have verbal confirmation and are just waiting on a letter of written confirmation.

As soon as that letter comes Hurst says the city will review a contract for an architect and construction company.

He says the people have already been chosen and some of the designs have been drawn out.

Likewise, he says an architect has sent over designs for store facades downtown.

"The people who are doing the facades have been here, they are doing 3D imagery of all the buildings. We're on a tight schedule. Everything has to be completed in three years, so all the work has to be done by 2015," says Hurst.

The mayor says construction work on both projects could start simultaneously as early as late this summer.

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