After remaining vacant for more than a year, the mold-infested West Lafayette city Hall building, Indiana, will be demolished this year.
Last spring, an engineering report confirmed a failing foundation as well as the presence of mold in the building due to damaged water pipes. The offices were then moved to the police station and Morton Community Center.
According to West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis (R), the building will be demolished in 2015, however, it is not decided yet if the city will re-construct the building or sell the land. “We want to make sure what we do isn’t just going to be the right fit for 2015, but for the future…As we all know working with technology — you can be anywhere and conduct meetings, you can be anywhere and have connectivity with the citizens you serve. We want to make sure if we choose to build a facility or choose to do something more creative it’s going to be what our community wants,” he said.