Work on downtown Battle Creek’s Heritage Tower continues to progress.

The Battle Creek Enquirer says that last week, work to replace roofing on the 20-story building began, work made possible thanks to an almost half-million dollar loan from the Battle Creek Community Foundation. This reroofing project is expected to take around six weeks, and constitutes a major step in the $34 million redevelopment.

The Heritage Tower was constructed in 1931, and has now sat vacant for over a decade; the goal of this project is to turn the building into a mixed use space for retail and residential units, with a completion expected sometime in spring 2019.

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