New City Hall

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The city is building a new 25,440-square-foot City Hall adjacent to the Police Department on Gorman Street, creating a centralized city campus.

Designs and Floor Plans

At its April 5 meeting, the City Council approved the following design plans and specifications:

Financing

In March 2016, the City Council approved a financing plan that would require no tax increase to fund the proposed new City Hall building. The plan includes a mix of internal transfers and an interfund loan to cover the estimated $8.5 million cost. The City would not have to bond for the construction project, minimizing the financial impact to taxpayers while creating a better customer-service experience.

Construction Management

The City Council hired CPMI for $295,928 as construction manager for the project. CPMI will oversee pre-construction and construction of the City Hall building.

Background

The city has been in its current downtown building, a former bank, since spring 1993. While the building is in decent condition, its space limitations, security concerns and distance from other city offices can create hassles for residents, contractors, business owners and staff.

In July 2014, the Council hired BKV Group to conduct a Feasibility Study [PDF] of the city’s space needs now and into the future, as well as cost estimates of remodeling or adding on to the existing City Hall versus constructing a new City Hall building. In July 2015, the Council directed BKV Group to begin developing architectural plans and construction documents for a new City Hall.

Existing City Hall building

City staff are looking at options for the current downtown city hall building. Potential ideas include a business incubator, higher education and residential housing. The City Council will discuss the building’s future in 2017.