After the interview, Mayor Darrell Bradley rushed into a meeting with the contractor who has been retained to carry out the refurbishment works on the Commercial Center. After much delay, Bradley says that the project has officially begun and will take less than a year to be completed.
DARRELL BRADLEY, MAYOR OF BELIZE CITY
“The timeline for the project is ten months beginning December. The interior of the building will be worked on first so that there will be a total gutting of the interior and then renovation of the interior including plumbing, electrical, bathrooms, everything closing up the floor and remodeling the building so that the first and second- the top floor and second floor will be the new City Hall and the ground floor will occupy 14 commercial spaces. It will also occupy a large hall so that we will have public meetings in there so usually when we have public meetings we go into parks, we have to rent space, you will actually be able to have public meetings now at City Hall itself. And we are going to locate a series of what we consider first-hand services on the ground floor like planning permits, traffic and so forth and our payment services.”
The renovation of the commercial center is being done at a cost of three point five million dollars.