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Several Departments and WDM Water Works relocate during City Hall renovations

Post Date:10/25/2018 4:07 PM

Several departments at City Hall and West Des Moines Water Works have moved so that work can begin on renovations and overhauling the building’s 17-year-old heating and cooling system. While crews are working, office space will be reconfigured and remodeled, and security upgrades will be incorporated into the project.

Work will be completed in three phases in various areas of the building. Watch our video for a quick 60-second summary of the changes you'll see during phase one of construction at City Hall.

During the first phase, West Des Moines Water Works will move permanently on Friday, October 26, from City Hall to the A.C. Ward Municipal Water Treatment Plant at 1505 Railroad Avenue.

The City’s IT Department and Development Services will move temporarily on Monday, October 29, to the first floor of the WDM Library in the old Library Café space. Individuals who need a building permit or have business to conduct with the Planning or Building Division will need to go to the WDM Library beginning on Tuesday, October 30. Staff will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In addition, Engineering Services will stay in City Hall but they will move temporarily on Monday, October 29, from their offices on the second floor to the breakroom and training room in the middle of the building on the second floor.

Additional departments will be relocated temporarily as each phase of the project progresses. Signs will be posted inside and outside City Hall to alert the public that certain departments have been relocated. All construction work should be completed by the end of 2019.