Courthouse Project “Moving A Bit Too Quick” For Some (AUDIO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Concerns from both the Jasper City Council and from public have put the breaks (at least for the moment) on the proposed Courthouse Square Redevelopment Project.

At the top of the list of concerns is the price tag… now projected to be anywhere between $4.3 and $5.9 million.  Some preliminary engineering work has already cost $350,000 to an Indianapolis firm.

Jasper councilman Kevin Manley says  another major concern is the city already spending money on something that final plans have been approved…

Manley says preliminary plans for the project actually take away parking spaces which most Jasper council members says is something downtown needs more of, not less of.

The council Wednesday night tabled any additional funding for the project until they see more details as to what a final Courthouse Square Redevelopment Project


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