Digging into the future

Photo by James Mitchell
Progress continued last week behind the former Lincoln Park Theatre as crews under the direction of Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency began foundation work for $11 million worth of construction and renovation. Projects manager John Carmody said that earth-moving equipment last week prepared the site for underground utilities while the interior of the theater building is being cleared of potentially hazardous materials before renovation. The two-building project — a new structure featuring 24 rental units along with a renovated theater with lofts and retail space — was on schedule, Carmody said. The agreement calls for the first rental units to be leased by the end of the year.