HARRODSBURG - A plan for construction and renovation of Diamond Point was adopted Thursday evening and, if all goes as expected, work may begin in May or June.
The home built in the 1840s belongs to Harrodsburg First, the city's Main Street program, and the organization's board and Executive Director Amy Sparrow, with the help of Belcan architect Isaac Gilliam, are restoring the 7,000 square-foot building. Plans are to use it for offices for the program and other organizations and a gateway to the city's historic area.
The final plan includes removing an addition from the back of the house and replacing it with a two-story structure that will include a fire-proof stairway and bathrooms on both floors. A kitchenette will be added to the first floor to be used for gatherings requiring catering.
The plan will be sent to Mark Dennen, architect for the Heritage Council, with hopes for its approval, Gilliam said. If approved, the bidding process can begin in April.