A look inside MPD building renovations

A look inside MPD building renovations

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Right now in Owensboro, crews are transforming a more than one-hundred-year-old building at the intersection of Ninth and JR Miller Boulevard into apartments.

As we reported earlier this year, crews are focusing on remodeling the inside.  Tonight, we get to go inside and look at the work being done.

Each speck of dust from the MPD building is a piece of Owensboro history.

Once you go inside the doors you'll see each room is one big empty space. That's because crews have spent the last several weeks demoing the inside.

"The challenge is what we don't know about when we first start because we can't see it. Things get buried behind walls the structure of the building. We have to guess at the condition," said Tom Anderson, Managing Director for COHEN-ESREY, LLC.

On the second floor, crews are preparing to remove asbestos and will begin cutting out sections of the concrete floor found upstairs.

We're told in just a few months, the building will be transformed into 25 apartments. A mix of one and two bedrooms and some handicap assessable ones.

"We've been working on this project going on three years now and to finally be in the building when the demolition is almost complete and we're really looking forward to the start of construction on the units soon. It's really exciting," said Anderson.

Work on the MPD building is expected to wrap up this fall.

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