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Charleston Civic Center Expansion Cost Climbs by $1.2M

Charleston Civic Center Renovation

A new change order has brought costs for the Charleston Civic Center expansion project up to nearly $93.6 million.Charleston Civic Center Renovation

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Charleston City Council approved the $1.2 million change order Monday.

City Manager David Molgaard says some of the items included were unexpected. The city received a $380,000 bill to replace water pipes that would have burst if used, and spent $170,000 to construct a flood wall to meet new regulations.

The order also includes $130,000 for exterior LED lights and $265,000 for digital signs and software. Other costs include kitchen asbestos removal, a new dishwasher and a repair of a crack to avoid carpet damage.