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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (July 29, 2015) – On July 21, Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page and Mount Pleasant Town Council donned hard hats, grabbed shovels and kicked-off the construction of the new Town Hall with a groundbreaking. Part of the Capital Improvement Plan, the new $22.8 million Town Hall is the most ambitious project to date in the town’s history.
“The time has finally arrived and I am pleased to announce that demolition has begun. We are taking down nearly half of the buildings on campus to make room for the new Town Hall,” said Mayor Page. “The New Town Hall is expected to be completed by June 2017. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to the New Town Hall.”
The Town Hall site will change dramatically throughout construction of the new facility. Half of the existing buildings will be demolished during Phase 1 in order to make room for the new building. Upon completion of the new Town Hall, the remaining buildings including the police department and the gym will be demolished. A public park will be constructed at the front of the property and a new double gymnasium will replace the current gym. The football field and running track will remain open during and after construction. The current Town Hall, Municipal Court, and Police Department will remain in operation throughout construction of the new facility, though some departments and their staff have been relocated to other Town-owned facilities.About the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
The New Town Hall is part of the CIP. Other capital projects currently underway include:• Phase 2 of Memorial Waterfront Park• Fire station 6 at Carolina Park• Phase 2 of Shem Creek Park• Stormwater improvements• Public restroom facilities at the Farmers Market• Master plan for the recreation property on Rifle Range Road and more!For more information about the New Town Hall, view the video online at www.tompsc.com, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. To view a complete list of CIP projects and updates, visit our CIP Channel.