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Bank of Everglades Building Update

Everglades City

by Patty Huff

The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation has been working diligently over the past two years to secure the funding necessary to rehabilitate the historic bank building as the new Everglades Area Visitor Center and Trail Town Headquarters. We continue to submit grant applications and request appropriations funds to cover the increasing cost of materials and fees.

We have reviewed the design plans received from our architects REG of West Palm Beach, and the construction documents are near completion. We have also completed the extensive Environmental Review which is awaiting review and certification by HUD. Once these two milestones are done, bids will go out for a general contractor and work can begin on the building with the first step demolishing the rear 1950s addition which is in disrepair.

Rendering of the Bank of Everglades in Everglades City

The next step will be to rebuild the foundation and install the new historic windows. ESHP would like to extend its appreciation to the City and all our donors for their support. It’s been a long process, but we are now confident that we will start to see some work on the building and will continue to keep the public informed about our progress.

2024-06-13T12:48:56-04:00June 12, 2024|Community|

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