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Tacoma Municipal Building Exterior Assessment Starts in May


April 22, 2020



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, 253-591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, 253-591-2005


Tacoma Municipal Building Exterior Assessment Starts in May 


Beginning the week of May 4, the City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department will be working with a consultant team to perform a condition assessment of the exterior facades of the Tacoma Municipal Building (747 Market St.).


The project is anticipated to take eight weeks and will be performed during the day on weekdays and potentially weekends. Work is weather dependent, and rescheduling may be required. During this time, portions of the sidewalk around the building will be closed to pedestrian traffic and will be marked accordingly with detours in place.


This work is essential to determine the current condition of the building exterior for general safety and structural integrity. The assessment team will utilize a suspended scaffolding system to inspect the exterior facades of the building and stabilize potentially unsafe conditions to avoid future damage. The results will be used to define necessary refurbishments and develop options for cleaning. The assessment team will follow jobsite best practices as issued by the Associated General Contractors of Washington and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19.


For more information, contact Facilities Architect Stephen Kruger at skruger@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 591-5297.