CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday approved adding $252,000 to a contract with a firm designing exterior renovations to the vacant building slated to house the Museum of Neon Art.
The City Council last year approved a highly subsidized deal with the Los Angeles-based nonprofit museum to move into the city-owned building at 216 S. Brand Blvd. across from the Americana at Brand.
While the initial agreement was inked in September 2009, the groups still have to finalize a lease for the property.
Under a proposed 15-year lease, the city would pledge up to $1 million in redevelopment funds to help renovate the vacant building.