Questions remain for West Lafayette City Hall

Damage at West Lafayette City Hall is not slowing down city leaders. (WLFI Photo)
Damage at West Lafayette City Hall is not slowing down city leaders. (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Flooding and mold issues are leading to questions about the future of the West Lafayette City Hall building. Questions also remain about what will happen to the building when offices are permanently moved out.

All offices in the building on Navajo Street have been temporarily moved out or are in that process except for the engineering department.

City Engineer Dave Buck said everyone has to be out  before much of the mold investigation can begin.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said he wants to expedite the process of permanently moving city hall. If that happens, Buck said it would leave unanswered questions.

“At that point those questions would need to be on the table,” Buck said. “What would we reuse this building for? What could we reuse this building for? Who would be interested in reusing it?”

Buck said it will still be several months before a full scope of the damage is known.

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