Monday, October 10, 2011

Big Changes in Store at City Hall; Night Meetings Will Move to Capitol

Posted By on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

A major facelift of Boise City Hall is moving closer to reality and the city's Public Works Department wants the public and city staff to be prepared for some major changes during the year-long construction project.

The $4.9 million City Hall upgrade, which is expected to bring the building up to code, will begin Thursday, Dec. 1. Most of the work will occur in the evenings and weekends because of noise. On Tuesday, Boise City Council will get an update from Public Works on some expected inconveniences during the project.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, all evening meetings will be relocated off-site, including City Council, Planning and Zoning, Design Review and Historic Preservation Commission meetings. They will all be moved to the State Capitol. Daytime council meetings will still be held at City Hall.

Additionally, about 40 city staff will be temporarily relocated during the construction, but no more than 18 at a time. Other changes are expected to hinder parking and meeting space but the public's access to the city clerk and parking services will continue at current locations.

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