Officials in Anderson are looking to complete two major projects by Labor Day. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report work continues on the City of Anderson Transit Center and Mays Park with hopes for August openings.

Crews are currently working on the exterior of the $8.5 million transit center, which is being mostly funded through a $6.3 million grand and $1.5 million from the Anderson Redevelopment Commission. The publication reports the city’s transit system terminal will be located on the north side of the first floor, with the remaining first floor space, as well as the second and third floors, available for developers to lease.

The city is shooting for LEED certification for the building by utilizing solar panels on the roof and ground-source geothermal technology for heating and cooling.

The Herald Bulletin says the city is investing $2.2 million into improvements at Mays park, which include restrooms, skate park improvements, two refurbished tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a playground area and a splash pad.

Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick tells the publication the park may open in phases, but he is hopeful for an August opening.

“The pickleball and tennis courts part should be done next week,” said Broderick. “Splash pad will be done soon and the question is do we want to open in phases. The goal was always to open by mid-July. With the splash pad we can keep it open during the warm weather in September and October because lifeguards are not needed.”

Crews are also working on planned walking trails near the park.