Celebrating the groundbreaking of the new Cherry Hills Village City Hall, council members Randy Weil, Earl Hoellen, Katy Brown and Mike Gallagher; Doug Tisdale, former mayor and RTD board chair, council member Dan Sheldon, former council member Klasina VanderWerf, BOAA chair Kerry Sullivan, former mayor Jeff Welborn, and Mayor Laura Christman.Photo by Freda Miklin
BY FREDA MIKLIN
On May 1, Mayor Laura Christman, CHV city council, and former city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at 2450 E. Quincy Avenue in Cherry Hills Village for a new city hall building.
In January 2017, the CHV city council gave final approval to build a new home for city government and a new public works facility. They also authorized the redevelopment of nearby John Meade Park and Alan Hutto Memorial Commons. Certificates of participation was issued for $11.8 million to cover the cost of these projects, with $4.5 million allocated for city hall, $4.7 million for the new public works facility in Sheridan, and $2.6 million for the parks project. The city also received $200,000 from Urban Drainage Flood Control District for drainage improvements in John Meade Park.
The new city hall will be 10,000 square feet of offices, council chambers, conference rooms, equipment rooms and meeting rooms. The building was designed to reflect city council’s desire to have a public area that would serve as council chambers and municipal court during weekdays and as space for public events in the evenings and on weekends. Administrative offices will be separated and closed off after business hours.
The city hall portion of the project was bid out earlier this year. On March 6, council awarded the contract to W.E. O’Neil Construction Company of Colorado, who submitted the lowest bid of $4.35 million. In addition to the building, O’Neil Construction will build the adjacent patio and parking lot. They will also take care of the landscaping. Construction is expected to be completed in February 2019.
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