Tyrone buys land for new town hall

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Tyrone Town Hall in February 2017. File Photo.
Tyrone Town Hall in February 2017. File Photo.

The Tyrone Town Council on Feb. 7 agreed to the purchase price on 3.47 acres on Senoia Road across from Shamrock Park that will lead to the construction of the town’s new municipal complex.

The council approved the purchase price of $310,000, with Mayor Eric Dial saying the property will close after one remaining due diligence item involving the lab results from a boring test on the site.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to establish a municipal complex in the heart of downtown,” said Dial on the approved purchse of the acreage from longtime resident Harlie Deyton, who will retain ownership of the adjacent property. “And we’re positively thrilled to enter into this relationship with someone who has been a supporter of the town over the decades.”

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo.
Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo.

Dial noted the expectation that, “This will not be the last investment in downtown. We expect other businesses and organization will follow.”

The town is currently in the design phase for the new municipal complex, having previously hired an architectural firm. The next step will be the release of a Request for Proposal for a construction manager, Dial said.

Plans for a new municipal complex surfaced in August when the town purchased approximately 15 acres adjacent to Handley Park for that purpose.

With the new location across from Shamrock Park, Dial said the town will retain ownership of a portion of the Handley Road property and will sell the remainder.

Dial last year said the current Town Hall offices on Senoia Road have been in use for approximately 40 years and have been in increasing need of repair.