Salt Lake City government is now operating under one roof after a nearly monthlong move from temporary City Hall to new digs at the renovated City-County Building, 451 S. State St.
Work crews continue with finishing touches on the building's restoration, but with the arrival of the city's Development Services Department - the last office to move in - the public's business will carry on."There's a fair amount of work that needs to be done - detailing," said Phil Erickson, head of the restoration project for Mayor Palmer DePaulis, "but everything's worked out well and we're getting comfortable."
Grand reopening ceremonies for the 95-year-old building, having undergone 2 1/2 years and $30 million of renovation work, were held April 29. The next Monday, DePaulis began his first working day in his restored office.
Over the next three weeks, other city offices moved two and three at a time from temporary City Hall, 324 S. State St., across the street to the City-County Building.
Disruption was kept to a minimum during the move. The City Council, which moved in at the same time the mayor's office uprooted, conducted council meetings their first week in the building.
Painting, caulking and other work remains on the building. Outside, the west side of the grounds is just sprouting grass while the south side is yet to be seeded. Other portions of the grounds are now lush with grass.
Historic displays still stand in the third floor hallway of the building where tourists who failed to get an eyefull during the weekend-long dedication ceremony last month still linger. The displays will remain for several more weeks.