Built more than 50 years ago as a bomb shelter, some believe that Waukesha City Hall needs to be upgraded, or replaced.
The 45,180-square-foot building at 201 Delafield St. includes a radiation shower that has been turned into a storage room for the IT department. A mold-like substance growing on the exterior is not a welcome sight for residents coming to pay their property tax bills.
Reports have shown a new city hall would cost approximately $20 million. The Common Council voted last fall to either build new or renovate at the existing site
The city is working with St. Paul, Minnesota-based BWBR Architects Inc. on conceptual plans for a new facility and a renovated city hall. Plans are expected to be complete this summer for a Common Council decision in August.