GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids City Commission will begin using its newly renovated chambers on Tuesday night.
The improvements, which took three months, included a total gutting of the walls, ceilings and floors to enlarge the seating capacity from 138 to 211. The project also included asbestos removal, fireproofing, electrical rewiring, and heating and cooling upgrades, among other things.
The renovations were originally expected to cost nearly $614,000, but came in about $10,000 under budget, the city said in a release.
It was the first significant makeover to the room in years.