An open house meeting on the Downtown West project will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The meeting is in the conference room at the Planning Department in the historic Light and Waterworks Building, 406 W. Eighth Street. (The Planning Department entrance is on the east side of the former power plant building.)
At the open house meeting, designs will show how the former 1987 public library at 808 MLK, Jr. Street will become City Hall. The building at 510 W. Ninth Street will become the Council Chamber and Municipal Court. Plans for interior office spaces as well as exterior building materials and architectural renderings of building exteriors will be displayed. Public input is invited.
Renovation work on City Hall and the Council Chamber and Municipal Court Building is expected to begin in the fall. A later phase of the project involves renovation of the historic Light and Waterworks Building and a proposed green space area adjacent to Ninth Street.