The scaffolding on the front of 137 E. Franklin St., which contains CVS, has finally come down and a shiny new exterior for the building has taken its place.
The renovations have focused mainly on modernizing the design of the building as well as updating appliances to make the property conform to current energy standards.
The 137 E. Franklin St. property is currently owned by Zapolski Real Estate, LLC. Chapel Hill Zoning Enforcement Officer Mike Klein believes the renovations are currently wrapping up and are expected to end before Zapolski Real Estate's construction permit expires.
“Permits usually have an expiration date of about a year,” Klein said. “Their permits were issued late spring or early summer of 2016 so they appear to be on track with everything.”
Klein said the main entrance to the building will probably not get renovated until the scaffolding is completely down.