Construction Updates for the New City Hall Project
Construction Update: October 30, 2014
The structural steel is being finalized and the next series of concrete planks are due to be installed the first week of November. The next installation of concrete planks, which will form the ceiling of the future Council Chambers and floor for the second floor, will require staging the planks on semis along the left lane of Main Street. These changes to traffic patterns will be clearly marked and should only cause disruption for two-four days.
Utilities intended for under the concrete slab are being completed and it is anticipated that the concrete slab for the lower level of the City Hall will be poured the second week of November.
There are several goals for the new City Hall. It will be a fully modern building, which utilizes modern systems, materials and technology. This new building will make a statement about our forward thinking and technology-based future. It is our goal to increase the green space and develop more efficient circulation and accessibility of the site. The existing Municipal Building has served as the City's main offices since 1967 with no major upgrades. While it will remain a beautiful historic building in downtown, it is in need of significant upgrades to meet current fire and building codes.
All of the services from the existing Community Development and Municipal Buildings will be combined into the new City Hall. Once the new construction is complete, the Community Development building will be removed, while the Municipal Building will remain.
Mather Architects, of Harrisonburg, completed the architectural and engineering services for this project and Nielsen Builders, of Harrisonburg, is the general contractor.
The construction site will temporarily shift some parking for the public. Free public parking is available at the following locations:
[784KB] View parking map.
Timeline of the Project
|Early 2014||Completion of plan, design, and construction documents following public input.|
|Spring 2014||Advertise for construction bids.|
|Summer 2014||Award the construction bid and begin construction.|
|Fall 2015||Completion of construction and transition of staff into the new facility.|
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