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By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Work on a new Meridian Police Department facility remains at a standstill.

Watkins Development announced last month that delays in a tax credit were to blame for construction stopping at the site on 22nd Avenue, and they hoped to have workers back on site by the end of the month, but work has not started.

Mayor Cheri Barry says those tax credits have not been closed on, and Barry says that while she is disappointed that the project is not moving forward yet, she is confident it will be completed.

Barry says it is almost impossible to project a completion date with the ongoing wait for those tax credits.

"I know that this month was what we talked about for the completion of the project, so I'm disappointed that we're not in," says Barry, "but I'm really looking forward to this project being completed by the end of this year hopefully."

A call to Watkins Development has not been returned as of yet, but Barry says the City is still working closely with David Watkins along with local financial and legal officials.

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  • by Surprised Location: Nowwhereville on Apr 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM
    I am so surprised that this thread hasn't run wild! I guess no one is shocked by the lack of foresight and poor judgement of the Mayor & her staff... Or maybe no one cares...
  • by Not Surprised Location: Lauderdale County on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:47 AM
    Just make the parking garage a police station, it's not like anybody is using it anyway!!!
  • by cw on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:33 AM
  • by loco on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:59 PM
    still can not believed its being built in an old cripple part of town...how long will the mall be vacant.... lets turn the mall into housing......
  • by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 at 08:15 PM
    End of the year? Any bets on that?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:48 PM in reply to
      i'll see your $100 and raise you 3
    • reply
      by waste on Mar 28, 2012 at 11:12 PM in reply to
      give us the amount already spent and to who please
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