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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Some City Hall services moving during renovation starting Jan. 8

Graphic in yellow tones about office changes during City Hall renovations.

City staff will ask neighbors and visitors to follow the “yellow-brick road” – yellow guiding arrows on the floor – to some City Hall services, as we begin first-floor renovations on Jan. 8. 

Through March of 2024, visitors will follow the signs and arrows to temporary locations for the Clerk’s Office (currently Room 111), and Code/Inspections (currently Room 117). 

In the two-plus weeks leading up to the start of construction, visitors will see us clearing the walls, moving furniture, and more to prepare for this project. We are working to make City Hall more accessible, safe, and welcoming for both visitors and our staff. Over about seven months in 2024, we will reconfigure some of the most visited offices on the first floor, move the public entrance to the south side of City Hall facing Michigan Avenue, paint, and install new lighting. 

We do not expect to close any offices or cancel any services during the moves to the Clerk and Code/Inspections temporary locations, and back to their regular offices later, but please watch the signs. We will share additional information if neighbors will experience service disruptions. 

For the first part of 2024, you will find these services in the following, temporary locations: 

  • Clerk’s Office: City Hall second floor, Room 216. From the elevator or stairs in the center of City Hall, you will take a right, and find the Clerk’s Office entry off the west stairwell landing. 
  • Code/Inspections: City Hall first floor, just beyond Room 104 (east end of the building, across from the Treasurer’s payment windows). 

Our security staff member, Sidney, and a 311 Information Center staff member will be in City Hall to help everyone find the services they need. 

We will share additional information in 2024 as construction progresses. After these first two offices, work will move to other offices, the new public entrance, and the City Hall parking lot. Construction on the new City Hall retaining wall also continues, and it will remain blocked during first-floor construction, with final landscaping work in the spring. 

We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this work to improve City Hall for everyone’s experience. Please contact us at PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov or 269-966-3311 with questions. 

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