Plans for a new city hall are in Huntsville's future – whnt.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The city of Huntsville is working to determine construct a new city hall.

Officers stated there are a number of effectivity points as a result of it was constructed greater than 50 years in the past. Mayor Tommy Battle is working with an architect to conduct a logistics examine.

City administrator John Hamilton stated the city is not seeking to transfer far-off. In reality, they are hoping to rebuild proper throughout the road from the place the municipal parking storage is. Officers assume it is probably the most possible spot, and most price efficient for tax payers.

City officers stated for the reason that city has grown and time has handed they have been taking a look at what to do with the complicated.

"Most likely six or seven years of monitoring the construction itself, and finding out how the constructing is presently getting used and issues," stated Hamilton.

Hamilton stated there was a variety of research executed.

"Actually appeared on the inefficiency of the constructing but in addition notably the bodily construction and started estimating prices that it could take to do some repairs," defined Hamilton.

These research point out it could take tens of millions of to finish primary repairs.

"The issue with that's on the finish you'll nonetheless have a constructing that's not almost massive sufficient to deal with the city authorities," stated Hamilton.

He stated if the city demolishes and rebuilds city hall, seven totally different departments would shut and consolidate into the new constructing.

Whereas it could be a steep price up entrance, Hamilton believes it is going to save the city cash in the long term.

"We all know that shifting into a new fashionable constructing will save a lot of electrical energy. It'll save different sources, however it is going to additionally simply make us simpler at delivering providers to the city," stated Hamilton.

Officers count on development to begin in the subsequent two years. Nevertheless, far more public dialogue is anticipated to happen earlier than a last determination is made.

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Plans for a new city hall are in Huntsville's future - whnt.com