Currently pre-development work, such as engineering, architectural, traffic analysis and other technical studies are currently underway. PUMA is also working on securing other financing sources, including historic tax credits. The next step in the zoning process is for PUMA to submit a Final Development Plan application for the first phase of its project, which will include the redevelopment and reuse of the Char House and its surrounding area. The Final Development Plan will require public hearings at Planning & Zoning and City Council.
PUMA has contacted Urbano Architects to begin focusing on the preservation of the Char House. This will include work that needs to be done to ensure structural integrity of the building and upgrades to bring the structure into compliance with the current International Building Codes (IBC). Urbano will be obtaining building permits to complete this scope of work limited to the Char House preservation efforts.