EDMOND — The first of the downtown demolition projects to make way for the construction of a new public safety center is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Thursday.
Midwest Wrecking Co. crews will start demolition of the former Chase Bank drive-thru on the northwest corner of Second Street and Littler Avenue.
No streets will be closed during the demolition of the bank facility. Parking around the area will not be available until demolition is completed. It's not known how long the demolition will take.
The area will be a staging area during construction of the public safety center. After construction, it will become additional public parking.
The administration building, 100 E First St., as well as the former Tammy's Laundry and a building where a playground business once operated, both at Littler and Hurd streets, also will be torn down.
The demolition will make way for construction of a 70,000-square-foot building at 100 E First St., the new home for police headquarters, 911 communications and emergency management operations.