City of Jackson Asbestos Removal at “Old Consumers Building” increasing in costs by $280,000

The City of Jackson, Michigan could have to pay $280,000 more than expected to remove asbestos from the former Consumers Energy Building, according to a Jackson Citizen Patriot article published this month.

A city contractor underestimated the amount of asbestos inside the building, City Manager Larry Shaffer said, leading to a change order request from a second contractor for $280,000.

The cost of asbestos removal is estimated to be to more than $1.1 million. The city plans to demolish the building. City officials hope asbestos removal will be completed in the fall. The demolition project is expected to cost about $2 million.