Cheyenne Mayor Patrick Collins says "things are still on track" to fill the Hynds Building and "the hole" downtown.

"It will take around a year to finish the architectural work, but that work has started," Collins said Friday in his Mayor's Minute column.

Collins says the new owner's plans call for a mixture of apartments, office and retail space, and possibly even a restaurant.

"They are excited and committed to filling the Hynds and the downtown hole," he said.

The Hynds has been largely vacant since the late 1980s, and the hole -- the property directly west of the historic building where Mary's Bake Shoppe burned down in 2004 -- has been a blighted eyesore for years.

"Filling the hole and getting the Hynds filled up will make such a difference for our downtown," said Collins.


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