Jeff council hears progress reports on its downtown buildings

3 Dec 2019

The city of Jefferson has spent more than $450,000 rehabilitating four historic downtown buildings and more work is needed on every one of them. No money has been spent yet on the city’s newest acquisition – the building at 100 E. State St that was most recently home to Angie’s Tea Garden.

At the request of the council, building/zoning officer and special projects coordinator Nick Sorensen provided a “quick list” of what has been done and what still needs to be done on the buildings at the regular council meeting Nov. 26. Four of the five buildings don’t look significantly improved on the exterior, but a surprising amount of work has been done.

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