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LOCKPORT – The city Planning Board gave the go-ahead Monday for the state Office of General Services to demolish a 4,200-square-foot, one-story maintenance building at the National Guard Armory on Willow Street in Lockport.

The concrete block building will make way for an expansion of the paved parking lot, according to Mike Petrie of O’Brien & Gere, the engineering firm that worked on the project.

Four new exterior lights will be installed on the site, and the dilapidated 6-foot chain-link fence topped with barbed wire will be replaced on two sides of the property with a shiny new one of similar design. Work should be complete by October, Petrie said.

The Planning Board also approved a city plan to replace a flat roof with a peaked one atop an Outwater Park storage building. Chief Building Inspector Jason Dool said the Police Department is planning to store impounded vehicles there.

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