Construction crews put up scaffolding in recent weeks at the building widely known as the Silver Queen Hotel, offering a rare sight of a Main Street building covered in bars from top to bottom.
The developers anticipate the scaffolding will be in place for up to 10 more weeks. Joe Wrona, an attorney who represents the building owner, says the scaffolding is needed as a penthouse is built and to allow workers to reinforce the parapet, located on the upper reaches of the building. The work also includes enhancing some features of the exterior walls, he says.
Wrona says the construction impacting Main Street is anticipated to be done by the middle of the summer.
The building is undergoing an extensive remodel. Once finished, the units inside will be sold as condominiums. The building will operate like a hotel, though, with the individual units available for reservations on a nightly basis.
The project is one of a series of redevelopments or new construction projects underway along Main Street.