Centennial Tower relocation approved

Elko’s Centennial tower will be placed on Seventh Street between Railroad and Commercial streets after the location was approved this week by the Centennial Committee.

At the last city council meeting on Dec. 13 the City accepted a donation of $35,000 from the Downtown Business Association to move the location of the Chilton Centennial Tower from Sixth Street between the Coffee Mug and Roy’s market.

The donation was contingent on the relocation of the tower but committee member Reece Keener said the committee was open to relocating the site of the project once they heard concerns from the DBA and a donation was offered.

“Everyone had an idea of where it should be,” he said. “Ideally it would have been on Fifth Street but having it on Fifth Street would not be really practical with the traffic and the safety issues.”

Keener also mentioned that it would be easier to work around the new location if an event were hosted in the area.

The location is also nearer to the train in the current park, which will be redesigned into Centennial Park.

The city is hoping to have the tower completed and the surrounding area landscaped by May 1 to coincide with the centennial.

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