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Gateway Centre top item on agenda

At tonight’s Ironton City Council, they will discuss several things related to the Gateway Centre development project including vacating a couple of alleys, amending the zoning around the site, and submitting for block grants to fix the streets around it. All of it is part of Phase 2 of the development project.

The alleys in question including two parcels of Maple Alley between Washington and Vernon streets and Washington Street between 8 1/2 Maple Street and Eighth Street would be dedicated as Washington Street.

Parcels of property on the 300 block and 400 block of South Eighth Street have petitioned to have the zoning amended from R-3 to B-3 in order to support Phase 2 of the Gateway Centre development.

The council will vote on submitting an application to the state for Economic Development Community Block Grants for the Gateway Centre development for the city to work on street and parking infrastructure around the site.

Ironton Catholic Parishes is petitioning to vacate the alley that runs from South Fourth Street to South Fifth Street, between the blocks of Chestnut and Quincy streets.

The council will also vote on submitting an application to renovate the Brumberg Building in downtown Ironton under the state’s “Targets of Opportunity” Community Development Block Grants and Appalachian Regional Commission fund. The goal is to renovate the building and fix up the first floor of the building for retail space that could create as many as 20 jobs.

The council meets at 6 p.m. on the third floor of the City Center.