Plans to demolish a building just south of the Franklin County Government Center to make more parking for county employees moved ahead this week.

The Franklin County Commission this week voted to seek bids on the demolition and removal of the building, which resembles a Quonset hut.

The bid should also include the cost to properly remove asbestos that was found in the structure after testing. The goal is to keep county employees from parking on the street in downtown Union, where there is said to be a parking shortage.

Keeping the county employees from parking on the street will open up more parking for the public and patrons of downtown businesses, First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker has said.

Bids will be received until 10 a.m. Sept. 16.