Richland celebrates ground breaking for new City Hall
RICHLAND, Wash – Richland City Hall is making moves – across the street. On Friday, the public and the city celebrated the ground breaking of their new facility that will start to get underway.
The current city hall was built nearly 60 years ago, and leaders said the aging infrastructure is a challenge to maintain.
The new facility will combine three services into one and provide a "one stop shop" for better citizen and customer access.
Organizers said the old City Hall site will be cleared and made available for additional exciting economic development opportunities.
"So there could be a new restaurant or new exciting retail opportunities, we don't know what those are yet, but we're excited about that,” said Joe Schiessl, parks and facilities director.
“And the city is using a contracting method that's saving a lot of time and money. It’s pretty unique for a local government to do that, we're able to do it here and it's going to deliver a really efficient project. "
The new site will be located on corner of Jadwin and Swift on the northeast corner of the Federal Building parking lot.
Leaders said they look forward to next year when they can celebrate the ribbon cutting.