Some improvements have been approved for the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

At Thursday evening’s meeting, the Lubbock City Council approved repairs to the Civic Center’s pedestrian walkway. Centennial Moisture Control of Irving will repair the underside of the west pedestrian walkway, and replace lighting, soffits, louvers, and doors for $244,600. The contract specifies that the work should be completed in 120 calendar days.

The Council approved the measure 6-0, with District 3 Councilman Todd Klein recusing.

Renovations to the Civic Center Plaza area at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center were also approved unanimously by the Council.

Minnix Commercial Partners will renovate the area where the plaza fountain was once located, and will match existing surfaces from the area. The contract is for $122,809, and is expected to be completed in 110 calendar days.

Assistant City Manager Scott Snider says that the City plans to use the Civic Center Plaza area as recreation space, with the possibility of renting it out for weddings and receptions.

The funds come out of nearly $8.7 million appropriated for Civic Center renovations.