Norshor Developer: Project is 'On Track'
Posted at: 09/26/2012 11:05 PM
| Updated at: 09/26/2012 11:08 PM
By: Dayna Landgrebe
Developers involved in the restoration of Duluth's Historic Norshor theater tonight say the project is right on track.
Norshor Project Manager Brian Gorecki gave a progress report to Duluth's Economic Development Authority on Wednesday night.
He said the last six months have been about creating the construction-related drawings, which are about 50 percent complete. He said they'd like to get those to 90 percent in the next couple months, but work between the locally contracted Johnson Wilson Construction and Johnson Architects paused for a bit this summer to regroup.
"We felt like too much of the plans were moving forward without good communication with our contractor. And with that, we've slowed down the process for about eight weeks to allow those two groups to work more closely together," Gorecki said.
Gorecki said that initiative work has been very successful. The private developer, Sherman Associates, hopes to make the financial closing by June of 2013 with total completion of the restoration by May 2014.
When Eyewitness News last got an update from Gorecki on the $21 million project in May, the end date had been set for December 2013.
Duluth taxpayers are funding more than $2 million into the Norshor project.