Staff photo by Cathy Spaulding
Protective clothing helps shield workers from the sun Monday as they lay blocks for the new Martin Luther King Center, 627 N. Third St. The center will be at least 19,000 square feet. Construction is progressing on schedule, said Center Program Director Derrick Reed. “We talked to the contractors and they said they are on track to be completed around March or April,” Reed said, adding that completion includes landscaping, finishing the new building and demolishing the current building.