Sioux Falls' 1936 Art Deco City Hall Building is about to undergo an update.
A renovation of the ground floor is scheduled to begin in March. The construction will cost an estimated $600,000, but the entire project will run about $1 million. The remodeling project will combine Planning, Building Services and Zoning and Property Maintenance onto one floor. The move will make the building permit counter larger and more accessible to the public.
The City will take bids on the project starting on February 6. There are two renovation phases planned for 2014, with an expected completion date in September.
The project has meant the relocation of the city's Engineering Department to the first and second floors of City Hall. The project also calls for updates to the break room on the ground floor.
In 2013, four city departments moved across the street to 100 Dakota Ave., now called the South Annex, to make more room in City Hall.
The building was originally built for $420,000 back in 1936.