The Marshfield (Wisconsin) Common Council unanimously approved an action on October 13, 2015 that could lead to city offices being moved from City Hall.
A request for proposal (RFP) was authorized so that the city can now seek developers who would like to present plans to purchase and/or redevelop City Hall.
City Hall is about 70,000 square feet, and Mayor Chris Meyer has said city offices need only about 25,000 square feet to comfortably operate. This has led to the city leasing space to private businesses, which puts it in competition with the private sector, Meyer has said. Wood County offices also occupy space in City Hall.
Director of Planning and Economic Development Jason Angell said that RFPs would be due back to his office by Nov. 13 this year and would then go to the Board of Public Works and subsequently the common council for review. Finalists would then be invited to present their plans to the common council on Dec. 1 of this year, and a single plan would be selected by the council on Dec. 8.