The Editor's Desk

Mayor: Cost to fix Fulton Mall at least $8 million

Mayor Ashley Swearengin says the cost of improving the Fulton Mall area of downtown could cost $8 million and might run as high as $16 million.

She will unveil the draft Fulton Corridor Specific Plan on Friday, which will include her preferred option on whether traffic should be returned to the Fulton Mall.

The mayor revealed the cost estimate in an email responding to my blog posting Monday saying that the community hasn't been told the cost of the project. She said the costs were revealed in public forums several months ago.