Council accepts bids on downtown projects

Macon City Council on Tuesday agreed to bids on two downtown projects.

The first agreement involves repairs to the roof and structure of the upper floors of the Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex. Macon will pay Midwest Maintenance Inc. $725,000 to fix the building. For more than a year, a portion of the sidewalk next to the high rise has been blocked off to prevent pedestrians from being hit by bricks or other material that might crumble off the facade.

The city also will pay Webb Contractors Inc. nearly $84,000 to demolish the former Macon Transit Authority buildings on Riverside Drive. The authority has moved its administrative operations to the Terminal Station and its maintenance division to property behind the city’s vehicle maintenance department.

Once the Riverside Drive property is cleared, the way is paved for a planned upscale residential development there.