Asbestos Abatement forces City Hall Offices to Move

Jan 14, 2014

The Ann Arbor Treasury department and several other city services are temporarily moving as asbestos is removed from the fifth floor of Larcom City Hall. 

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Lisa Wondrash is Communications Director for the City of Ann Arbor. She says the abatement will not affect government's ability to function, and signs will be posted in city hall to inform visitors about the office relocations.

Work will begin on the building's fourth and third floors once the fifth floor has been cleared.

Removing the asbestos will cost the city $729,000. The project will be completed by fall of this year.

— Bob Eccles is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's All Things Considered. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him reccles@emich.edu, or follow him on Twitter @BobEcclesWEMU