RDA hears update on former BP in Sheffield

County officials heard an update from the owner of the former BP station in Sheffield.

The county’s Redevelopment Authority met Tuesday and the owner of 209 W. Main St., Louis Decicco, outlined progress on the restoration of the building.

County assessment records show that it was built in the 1930s.

Decicco said that custom-made concrete wood forms have been used to repair sections of wall and that replacing windows has proven to be a time-consuming process.

“The work is progressing,” he said, “not as quick as everybody likes it to be…. It’s coming along nice.”

He called it a “long, slow restoration process. It’s going to take time and patience.”

Authority member Joe Whipp asked if some of the windows could be boarded up while the work continues.

“Plywood would go a long way to cover up the ugly,” he said.

Decicco estimated that the entire restoration would probably take a couple years and he said he plans to operate a business out of that location.

“I don’t want to destroy the original structure,” he said.


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