CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A historic and key downtown Charleston building is on track for redevelopment.
In mid-August, the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority purchased the former DuPont Hotel on Summers Street for $650,000.
Now, the authority is trying to figure out how to move forward.
“In spite of the fact it’s 90 to 100 years old … it’s very solid,” said Jim Edwards, Urban Renewal Authority director.
Edwards said the authority would likely renovate the building and then try to get it back into private hands — much the same as the authority is doing at 1601 Washington St. E. and 1601 Washington St. W.
“I think the property will be of interest (to developers),” he said.