City of Shelby gets a boost to kickstart depot renovation project

Walter S. Timmons
The City of Shelby is looking to study uses for an old train depot in uptown Shelby.

The Town of Shelby is wanting to examine employs for an old practice depot in uptown Shelby.

The town of Shelby has been given a grant to kick begin an work to restore and restore the outdated educate depot in uptown Shelby.

Before this month, ElectriCities, a not-for-profit collective of municipalities in North Carolina and Virginia, awarded the city a $10,000 grant to fund a study of the outdated educate depot on the edge of Uptown Shelby.

The metropolis acquired the depot in 2019 from Norfolk Southern, alongside with the corridor of land which earlier held teach traces deserted by the rail road.

“To see what sort of use, no matter if it is a enterprise or whatsoever would fit the most effective just to decide what would be the very best use of the developing long expression. And then we would use that to manual the future progress of that composition,” explained Justin Merritt, assistant town supervisor.

The City of Shelby is looking to study uses for an old train depot in uptown Shelby.

The City of Shelby is on the lookout to analyze utilizes for an old prepare depot in uptown Shelby.

In addition to the $10,000 from ElectriCities, Merritt explained the metropolis has been offered $100,000 from the condition budget to fund an architectural study of the house.

“The function of the grant is to attain architectural expert services just to identify what we may possibly require to do right away to stabilize the making, if there is any thing to be completed. And then to offer some preliminary structure work to entire that design,” mentioned Merritt.

The city aims to have requests for qualifications despatched to architecture corporations by the end of June, and requests for the developing use surveys will occur later on this yr.

As soon as the surveys are full, the city will want to find out much more funding sources to essentially start off the renovation approach, Merritt claimed.

The prepare depot dates back into the early 20th century, and city officers are established to hold it standing and to breathe new everyday living into it if at all probable, he additional.

“We would like to keep that setting up as it is. Our objective is to continue to keep that constructing. It is a contributing setting up to historic uptown.”

Dustin George can be attained at 704-669-3337 or [email protected]

This posting initially appeared on The Shelby Star: Metropolis of Shelby gets funding for teach depot renovations

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