Saturday, March 5, 2011

General Mills Bldg w/ new graffiti

The old General Mills building on West Walnut Street off State of Franklin Road recently became a canvas for an unknown graffiti artist or artists.

The old mill building and grain silos that dominate the West Walnut Street skyline are coming down to make way for a new Chamber headquarters and surrounding development.

The Chamber Foundation bought the property in June 2008, and its initial assessment suggested razing the century-old buildings there was the only realistic option.

Preliminary plans call for the Chamber’s new building to be about 15,000 square feet, with a likely cost in the $2.2 million range. It would take up about 1.5 to 2 acres of the 4.7 acre property. The plan is to lease or sell the remaining acres to a developer to help defray expenses for the new building and the property.

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