The revitalization of a downtown train depot is chugging along.
New Bern adopted a resolution to take over the contract for the design of the new Union Station roof. Since 2009, the North Carolina Railroad, Norfolk Southern, the City of New Bern and the New Bern Preservation Foundation have been working to restore the train depot last used in the 1980s.
Board member, Dallas Blackiston, says with the resolution adopted, revitalization efforts can get back on track.
"This has been a cornerstone of economic development and the history and heritage of New Bern as a community. And its location at the intersection of Handcock and Queen Streets will improve and expedite the redevelopment of those corridors for tourism and local residents and folks within the community," Blackiston said.
The project is funded by half a million dollar grant secured by the department of transportation.