Fayetteville shows off progress on new city hall

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Fayetteville municipal employees and others on Oct. 2 got a look at the new City Hall under construction on Stonewall Avenue. The view is from the front door of the building, looking down large grand lobby of the 34,000 sq. ft. building. Photo/Ben Nelms.
Fayetteville municipal employees and others on Oct. 2 got a look at the new City Hall under construction on Stonewall Avenue. The view is from the front door of the building, looking down large grand lobby of the 34,000 sq. ft. building. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Municipal employees and others on Oct. 2 got a look at the emerging Fayetteville City Hall under construction on Stonewall Avenue.

Work on the new Fayetteville City Hall and City Center Park on 10 acres along Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville continues to progress. Weather permitting, substantial completion is expected in mid-April.

At 34,000 sq. ft., City Hall is situated on 2 acres fronting the roadway, with the 8-acre park space in the rear.

Director of Community Development David Rast led one of the tours, explaining the layout of the new building.

<b>There were plenty of things to see during the Oct. 2 tour of the new Fayetteville City Hall on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. One of those was a view from the dais area in the council chambers. The large windows at the rear of the room offers a view of the 8-acre City Center Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.</b>
There were plenty of things to see during the Oct. 2 tour of the new Fayetteville City Hall on Stonewall Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. One of those was a view from the dais area in the council chambers. The large windows at the rear of the room offers a view of the 8-acre City Center Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The first floor of the building will include offices such as customer service, the council chambers, welcome center, Main Street, planning and zoning, the fire marshal and the box office for ticket sales.

The second floor will feature offices such as administration, IT, human resources, finance, purchasing, staff break room and training rooms, and a large public-access deck overlooking City Center Park.

Amenities for the 8-acre park space include a concrete stream, children’s splash pad and playground, walk-around pond, picnic pavilion, a grand lawn with performance facilities, dog park, and will also incorporate renovations of the historic Fayette County High School Gymnasium and the old bus barn for commercial use.

City Manager Ray Gibson recently said the City Hall and City Center Park projects are moving along with the revised substantial completion date of mid-April.

<b>A large deck on the second floor of the new Fayetteville City Hall, which will be open to the public, provides a great view of City Center Park and its many amenities. Photo/Ben Nelms.</b>
A large deck on the second floor of the new Fayetteville City Hall, which will be open to the public, provides a great view of City Center Park and its many amenities. Photo/Ben Nelms.