Needles, CA: Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd showed off the floor plans of the property well giving an update on the El Garces Project during the Needles Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership Meeting held on Thursday, December 13th, 2012.
According to Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd, the El Garces Project is coming alone really well and is on schedule.
A packet is being put together regarding the El Garces Project and will be presented at Needles City Council Meeting in January 2013.
As part of their contract, there is a promise to have the El Garces Project done by October 20th, 2013 which is near the Needles’ 100th Centennial Celebration in October 2013.
According to Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd, if the El Garces Project isn’t finish in that time frame, “they are penalized for it.”
The El Garces Project did run into some snags moving the project forward such as an issue with the led paint, but according to Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd, that issue is being resolved.
The look around the El Garces according to Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd, will have a store front look on the ground floor facing the street as well as on the top floor facing Santa Fe Park.
Amtrak is also involved in the El Garces Project as they upgraded their platform, lighting, and signed along the railroad station area of El Garces.
The El Garces Project may have spent around $4.9 million on getting things up to code and studies needles by the county, state, and federal government.
The City of Needles picked Kenny Construction for the El Garces Project which had a history with the El Garces with the interior work and the design.
A El Garces Project Committee has been meeting every Wednesday inside the Needles’ City Hall to work together on the El Garces Project.
20 people from contractors to architecture as well as members from the City of Needles are in the El Garces Project Committee.
According to Needles City Council Member Linda Kidd, the old bricks that people can by and have their name on the bricks put on them as part of the walkway for the from the El Garces Project are still there and still being sold.
Many hope that when the El Garces is finally open, that tourist will come into Needles, California and be able to learn more about our community and what is there to do in Needles, California.
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