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Posted on: February 20, 2017
[ARCHIVED] New Town Hall to Welcome Staff, Public this Summer
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (February 17, 2017) - Less than two years after breaking ground on the much-needed Town Hall, more than 250 employees will soon move into the 92,000 sq. ft. building. The project will be completed on time and under budget. It is constructed as a Class IV essential facility able to withstand a major storm event and provide continuity of operations for first responders entrusted with public safety.
“We are nearing the end of the first phase of the project,” said Town Administrator and Project Manager Eric DeMoura. “A significant number of staff displaced by the construction will return back to Town Hall this summer. The move will centralize services for the benefit of residents and businesses.”
The second phase of the project will include the demolition of the remaining buildings, the construction of remaining parking areas and a public park. The existing town hall gym will be demolished and a new double gymnasium will be constructed. The track will remain onsite and will be renovated.
“The new Town hall is built for the next 75 years,” said Executive Programs and Co-Project Manager Lauren Sims. “Its open layout provides an economy of scale designed to maximize efficiencies”
The new Town Hall will house all departments and include two court rooms, Council Chambers, a history room and public meeting spaces. The firms Stubbs Muldrow, Herin Architects, Inc., and McKnight Construction Company have respectively designed and constructed the building.
“Both the interior and exterior designs reflect the surrounding natural environment and honor the history of our Town,” added Sims. “The exterior bricks mimic the historical bricks once manufactured in Mount Pleasant. The interior color palette and fixtures reflect saltwater marshes, Sweetgrass and other native elements.”
For more information about the new Town Hall and the Capital Improvement Program, visit our CIP website at www.tompsc.com.