Cold Spring Approves Downtown Reconstruction Plans, Final Assessment Still Needed
COLD SPRING -- Plans to reconstruct downtown Cold Spring cleared another hurdle.
During tonight's (Tuesday) city council meeting the board voted 4-1 to approve street plans to redesign County Road 2, also known as Red River Avenue.
Last week, the Planning Commission approved several cut backs on the project by limiting a few street lights, irrigation, granite columns and bike racks, saving over $275,000.
The total cost for the project would be about $2.8-million, down from $3.2-million proposed in July.
City engineer Brian Lintgen says they can now begin coming up with a final design and collect bids, however the approval on the assessment is still needed.
"The attorney at how we assess this project and if assessment can be reduced going forward, the council only approved the scenarios that was brought before them tonight," says Lintgen.
Final assessment will be brought for approval at the October 13th meeting.
Lintgen says they hope to begin the project in the Spring.