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Richland No Longer Needs The Kramer Center

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RICHLAND, Wash.--The Kramer Center is in the process of being demolished. It was built in the early 1940's. During its 60-year plus history, it housed Richland's original library along with senior services and youth activities.

Demolition started a few weeks ago. Earlier this week, crews started removing asbestos in the building. Once they finish, it will be time to knock down the Kramer Center. Administrative Services Director, Ron Musson, said it no longer serves a practical purpose.

"Because of the age of the structure, it was time to move on," said Musson. Potentially, this could be a site for another phase development here on the city hall campus should (Richland City) Council deem it appropriate to build such a facility here."

The cost to demolish the center is a little less than $100,000 dollars.

Demolition should be complete by early next year.