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Goshen Board of Works receives bids for demolition projects

Four companies offered bids for two demolition projects in Goshen for future construction projects. 

(Adrienne Barnett / The Elkhart Truth)
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 8:20 a.m.

GOSHEN — Two new demolition sites in Goshen will make way for upcoming city construction projects. 

Goshen’s Board of Public Works and Safety received bids from four companies for the demolition projects at 411 Kercher Road, and 718 and 800 E. Lincoln Ave. Once the city awards the projects to a bidder, plans will be underway for the demolition. 

The city purchased four properties along Lincoln Avenue, and the bids received will be for the first two houses that will be demolished as part of the project.

The sites being demolished are for the construction of stormwater management projects. There’s an issue with stormwater flooding in the area of Lincoln and Steury avenues, so the city plans to build a stormwater retention area along Lincoln Avenue, according to Mark Brinson, director of community development.

The construction project would direct stormwater to the retention area and would be eventually released to Rock Run Creek. 

A similar project is planned for the Goshen industrial park area, where there have been flooding problems reported. 

The city acquired at least four properties in that area, but the property on 411 Kercher Road will be the first to be demolished for the project. 

Construction of the stormwater retention systems is expected to start in 2018.

Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Sharon Hernandez on Twitter at @Sharon_HT


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