LAKELAND | A nearly $1 million project to restore the old, downtown federal building started earlier this month.
It’s the first step toward putting the building out to bid later this year.
Tony Delgado, deputy city manager, said workers will remove mold, asbestos and lead paint as well as fix leaky roofs and demolish walls and ceilings.
Once that is complete, commissioners are expected to select a contractor in early June to renovate the building. Workers will replace rotted wood and windows, install air conditioners and repair any plumbing issues.