Charleston city council set for major vote on IAAM

Updated: Jul. 16, 2019 at 8:44 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The International African American Museum is one step closer to breaking ground.

On Tuesday, Charleston City Council will vote on the final construction contracts for the museum.

The city and the leaders of the museum hope to break ground on the museum at Gadsden’s Wharf in the fall of 2019. If the city approves the contracts for the $60 million project, the museum will have the green light to begin the construction process.

The city of Charleston’s contribution to the construction is $12.5 million.

The contract that will go before the council includes h include $767,000 for construction of phase one and $843,000 dollars to Dominion Energy.

The design renderings for the museum were created by Pei Cobb Freed, Design Architect and Moody Nolan, Architect of Record. The museum is set to open in 2021.

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