Dahlia apartments open
Developer Mary Hanlon lauded the city and its officials, while Tim Dale saluted the work of many, before Mayor Brian Hodson offered his hopes for the future.
It was all part of the open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Dahlia apartment project.
While work continues on the four retail spaces at the base of the apartments, a large part of the more than 150 onlookers at the ceremony took the opportunity to be toured through the apartments. It's a project that all involved are particularly happy with.
"The grand opening of the Dahlia building and civic block was a unique opportunity to celebrate history in the making," said new Economic Development Director Jamie Stickel. " This building is the first of its kind – bringing both downtown living and new retail space. Hanlon Development has thoughtfully constructed a new, beautiful building, complemented by the historic buildings on the block."
On Thursday morning, those folks got a chance to talk about what it might mean to the city, as well as what the future might hold for the old City Hall building, as well as the old police facility.
The Civic Block, as it is now called, has some interesting things in its future.
"I look forward to what the future brings with this project – it has surely set the bar high for the what's to come," said Stickel.