Renovations for City Hall and the Library were the topics of discussion at Monday’s City Council work session. Neither building has seen substantial improvements since their original openings more than 30 years ago, leaving the City Council balancing whether or not to include upgrades in a possible 2021 bond program.
Options to renovate or replace the Library were presented, with remodeling costs estimated to be $33.6 million and the expected cost for new construction to be around $51 million.
Upgrades for City Hall focused on reconstruction, with the expansion of staff offices into the attached Civic Center at an estimated cost of $22.4 million. Additional proposed phases for City Hall improvements were also discussed but were not expected to be a part of a possible 2021 bond program.
Feedback from Monday’s meeting will be incorporated into a project summary and bond proposition development scheduled to take place in April. The City Council is expected to make a decision in August on whether or not to call a November 2021 bond election.