The current headquarters was intended to be a temporary building, but has been there 35 to 40 years, McBrayer said.
"It's a much-needed project," he said. "We want it to fit in with the city and we want the taxpayers to get their money's worth."
The project will cost upward of $20 million and will be spread over a few years, he said.
"This thing has been in the works for a number of years and we're going to make every dollar count," McBrayer said.
Construction will likely start between March and July of next year, he said.
The CURA board also approved plans for the renovation of the Casto Technical Services building on Smith Street and Leon Sullivan Way. The building is in one of CURA's urban renewal areas.
Casto Technical recently moved the warehouse portion of the business, making more room for office space in the current location, architect Aric<co > Margolis said. Company officials will replace the building's old windows with new ones, and expand its parking lot, Margolis said.
"[We'll] replace existing windows with new commercial store front windows," he said. "These windows on the upper floors are in pretty bad shape -- old metal windows are rusted and leaking."
The company will also build a covered outdoor lobby area. They also want to remove the bay door on the building's receiving dock.
The renovations will start in January and should be done by mid-summer, Margolis said.
The company does not yet have a budget for the project, he said.
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