Eau Claire (WQOW) – It’s been almost a year since the renovations began at the Eau Claire City Hall. Now, the more than $5-million project is nearly complete.
City engineers showed off some of the upgrades to city hall on Tuesday. Fresh white and gray paint lined the hallways and ceilings. Plus, new wood floors and glass door offices were installed.
The front steps and exterior windows were also given a face-lift, giving the landmark a more modern and timeless look.
As we’ve reported, the City of Eau Claire was facing fines for violating air pollution control laws during renovation, but City Engineer Dave Solberg said the city has since been cleared.
“As far as on the DNR’s end of things I’m not sure where they are, but the city was removed from those asbestos claims,” Solberg said.
Brack Thermals Systems Inc. told News 18 that they are still waiting to hear back from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on what will happen.
Solberg said they plan to have an open house by the end of the month and the new city hall should be fully operational again by the end of August.