Officials: City Hall, Safety Complex Projects are on Schedule, Budget
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Officials with the city of Twin Falls say that construction of the future City Hall and Public Safety Complex are on schedule and on budget.
The city posted an update about the construction projects on its website, and previously in the Times-News as a reader comment.
“Again, we are grateful for the many citizens who helped us reach this point by identifying the most cost-effective solution to our city’s space needs,” the letter from the City Council reads.
Before the city decided to repurpose the Banner Furniture building, where the City Hall will be located, it formed a citizens committee that explored two other options: the old St. Luke’s clinic off Shoshone Avenue, and constructing a brand new building.
The committee voted 17-5 in favor of the Banner building because it was most economical for the city, officials have said, and because of its proximity downtown and to the area’s other renovation projects. The Public Safety Complex will be located in the former City Hall and Police Department facility.
Cost for the new City Hall and Public Safety Complex is around $8.57 million, supplied from the city’s cash reserves. An additional $926,000 from impact fees will help fund the Safety Complex.
Officials have said the new City Hall will meet area needs for the next 40 to 50 years.
“We understand that citizens may have questions about these projects,” the letter continues, “so we encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact their council members or city staff.”