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Lehi Mayor and Council Differ on How to Remodel Main Street

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LEHI, Utah (AP) -- There's a battle brewing over historic buildings on Main Street in Lehi.

Mayor Howard Johnson would like to tear several old buildings down to build a new city hall and expand the congested road.

But advocates of historic buildings and some city staff and council members disagree.

The city has recently purchased three historic Main Street buildings and city administrator Jamie Davidson says Lehi's original intent in purchasing the buildings was to begin a revitalization of the historic district.

The mayor says only four buildings are worth saving -- and they aren't the three recently purchased.

Councilman Johnny Revill says the buildings should not be torn down unless engineers find them unsound and irreparable. And he says if they are they should be replaced with a building reflective of the historic district.

------ Information from: The Daily Herald

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