Hastings City Council approves improvements to old Acme printing building

Hastings City Council approves improvements to old Acme printing building. (NTV News)

The Hastings City Council wasted no time to approve plans for new development in downtown Hastings.

Hastings City Council approved by a 6-0 vote to allow the Community Redevelopment Authority to help with renovations to a portion of the old Acme Printing building on 1st and Burlington.

Commercial and residential spaces will be built there. City officials call this an exciting opportunity for that part of Hastings.

"More and more people are looking to the middle part of the community or the heart of the community to invest their dollars which is good," said Business Improvement District Director Randal Chick. "It's great to have suburban develoment but it's great to invest back into your downtown area as well."

"The most important thing is I think they are bringing a building that has a long history in Hastings back to life," said Hastings Mayor Corey Stutte. "I think it's a great opportunity for downtown, I think they're going to do a great job with it, they're looking at spending a considerable amount of money redeveloping this property and we really look forward to seeing what happens here and bringing it back online."

The project is expected to start in March.

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