The former Crystal Steam Bath building is coming down in Aberdeen.
As part of the end goal by the City of Aberdeen of adding the Gateway Center to the area, destruction of the building owned by the city will commence as early as today and will be finalized by the end of the month.
On Wednesday, the Council accepted a bid by KD&S Environmental to demolish the building at 107 South F St for a total of $90,814.68. The company underbid all 3 other companies looking to be a part of the project, but Mayor Erik Larson said that the price was not expected.
The City of Aberdeen purchased the building in December 2015 for $120,000, as well as the land housing billboards at the corner of Wishkah and Fuller Way, with the goal to include both pieces of land in future plans for the Gateway Center project.
In July of this year, KD&S Environmental also won the bid to remove asbestos from the building as well as the building across the street for $53,000.
The costs for the project will be paid out of a State Grant that was received specifically for the new center.