The final touches are being added to the New Ridgeland City Hall, which is on schedule to be completed in the next two months.
“The inside is finished. The parking lot still needs paving, a couple spots of paint need to be complete. If you have not seen the city hall yet, you should drive by and see it. It’s a beautiful building. You should go see it at night, now that the lights are up,” said Alan Hart, director of Ridgeland’s Community Development Department.
“It should be complete by January 27,” he said.
Dean and Dean Architects, along with Benchmark Construction, have completed the façade of the building, which is tan, brick, and glass and is located at the corner of Highway 51 and School Street. A row of off-white columns raised from the face of the building creating a covered terrace in front of the main entrance.
The former Ridgeland City Hall has been for sale since March when the aldermen voted to authorize Mayor Gene McGee to move forward with selling the property.
Ridgeland first purchased the former city hall in the late ‘80s. It is zoned C-3, which is defined as a convenience commercial district. This includes the following types of businesses: convenience stores, convenience grocery stores, service stations, fast food restaurants, photo mats or pharmacy.
Recently, the city received an offer that will be presented at the next board of aldermen meeting, according to Hart.
Meanwhile, construction of the new 30,000 square foot, two-story city hall complex is on schedule for a completion date of January 27.
An open house tentatively scheduled for February 14. All city offices housed at the current city hall will be moved to the new facility when it opens.