Major Renovations In The Works For Bangor City Hall Building
Over the last few years, the Bangor City Hall building has received a couple of major facelifts to its exterior. The front steps were entirely refinished from the span of 2019 to 2022.
Last year, the project of the back steps being renovated was started and completed recently, as well.
But a new renovation project was recently discussed and ultimately approved last night, that would address some of the structural inside the historic Bangor building.
David Little, City Of Bangor Finance Director, says the new project will cost almost a $9 Million dollar price tag.
"The City Council approved awarding the construction contract to Benchmark in the amount of $8,910,000...the building is historic, and we hope to retain or even bring back some of those historical designs while updating to modern needs and workplace safety."
"The current plan will be a full renovation of the City Hall's first floor with the new design combining the more front-facing customer offices such as the Treasury Department and City Clerk. The goal is to make more of a “one-stop” experience for citizens. "
"The plan will also relocate the City Council chambers from the 3rd floor to the 1st floor, add a new elevator, new boilers, and update the HVAC system throughout the building."
"We are in discussions to relocate all employees from the building during the construction period, which is expected to be 18 months. A final agreement has not been formalized so I can’t speak to where that relocation may be just yet."
"Our goal is to have that completed and start relocating staff over the next few months. Plenty of public notices will go out once we have everything in place."
"The City contracted with CWS Architecture & Interior Design to assist with those goals and the proposed plans have been reviewed and approved by the Historic Preservation Commission."
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