Construction Updates for the New City Hall Project
You're Invited to the City Hall's Beam Signing Ceremony - Wednesday, March 18 at 1:30pm
Be part of Harrisonburg's history to mark a milestone in the construction of City Hall. Leave your signature on a beam that will be placed in the heart of the building. Stay and watch as the beam will be set into place immediately following the ceremony.
Construction Update: March 11, 2015
Interior walls are taking shape on the first and second floors. The roof line will soon take shape as trusses will be installed over the course of the next two weeks.
The bluestone veneer is visible and beautiful as the masons continue installing the stone! This is most visible from the Liberty Street side of the building. While the bluestone will pay homage to our Municipal Building it will also have its own more modern character.
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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