Beckley property owner shares plans for "uptown hole" - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Beckley property owner shares plans for "uptown hole"

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 5 Arrested after Shots Fired in Princeton

    5 Arrested after Shots Fired in Princeton

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:58:50 GMT
    Several people are arrested on Wednesday night, after dozens of shots are fired on Courthouse Road near Crestview Drive in Princeton.
    Several people are arrested on Wednesday night, after dozens of shots are fired on Courthouse Road near Crestview Drive in Princeton.
  • Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Suspect Connected to Murder Investigation is Captured

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:49:27 GMT
    Murder Suspect Desean Farley CapturedMurder Suspect Desean Farley Captured
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
    Desean Farley, a suspect in a Beckley murder investigation, was captured by the U.S. Marshal Service in Wisconsin. Farley s believed to be the man who shot and killed a person at Willbrian Apartments on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
  • How to avoid the back-to-school plagues

    How to avoid the back-to-school plagues

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:43:26 GMT
    During the school year children seem to bring home every type of illness, but there are a few things you can do to prevent your child from catching all those pesky illnesses.Washing hands is the universal way to avoid the spread of germs but there are a few ways you can prevent your child from getting sick when they come in contact with those germs.
    During the school year children seem to bring home every type of illness, but there are a few things you can do to prevent your child from catching all those pesky illnesses.Washing hands is the universal way to avoid the spread of germs but there are a few ways you can prevent your child from getting sick when they come in contact with those germs.
BECKLEY -

January 2nd marks two years since the massive fire that destroyed two buildings in Uptown Beckley.

It happened right on the corner of Neville and Heber Street. The fire caused about a million dollars in damage.  The Beckley Fire Chief still describes this fire as the worst he's ever worked on.
The fire took more than eight hours to put out.
The uptown eye-sore partially belongs to lawyer John Mize.  He shared with 59 News his plans for the spot's future.  Mize said he and his contractor are finishing up plans to build a new home for his law firm.
He said he expects to start construction in just a couple of months.

 

"We could have put a parking lot in there two years ago... But to say we are spending money to put a brand new building in here to serve the public and generate income.... I think it will have a positive effect on the community and hopefully generate new business," said Mize.

Mize said weather permitting and as soon as they get building permits they should start construction by March.
He said he hopes to have the building ready to move-in by mid- summer.