A bowing ceiling beam in City Hall’s council work room, recently discovered during the course of other work, exemplifies myriad problems with the historic government building. City Hall renovations will cost a total estimated $34.8 million over FY19-27 — the most expensive city facility project under the Task Force’s consideration.
The Ad Hoc Joint City-Schools Facility Investment Task Force toured several of the city capital projects under its purview on Thursday, Aug. 10. City Council charged the task force to find a way to sequence and streamline 33 city and public school system capital projects during FY19-27. These are forecasted to cost $645 million, leaving a funding gap of $106 million. The photos show the variety of the city’s reported needs. The task force also toured the schools’ projects under its purview on Monday, for which photos will appear in next week’s edition.