The Community Redevelopment Agency gave the final green light this morning to provide $816,709 for the renovation of a historic building in Cascades Park.
The panel made up of members of the Tallahassee City and Leon County commissions voted 7-1 in favor of making the entire sum of money available for renovation of the brick structure known as the old electric building. The cash will be paired with $1.3 million already approved late last year by the City Commission.
The $2.1 million will meet an estimate provided last year by Tallahassee-based Oliver Renovation and Commercial Construction to remove graffiti from the brick shell of the building erected in 1921 to house the city’s electric generator. The cash also will go toward refurbishing windows in the building so the plywood that covers them can be removed.