50% Cost Estimate
Prior to moving into Design Development, the Council directed that staff work to reduce the overall size of the City Hall Building with the goal of reducing the fundraising requirement in order to turn the building from plans to reality.
In May 2016, the gross square footage for the building was 33,299 square feet with a construction cost estimate of nearly $19.1m. The building was reduced in overall gross square footage by 4,735 square feet to 28,564 with a new construction cost estimate of $16.8m.
Gross square footage of the single, two-story Administration and Police Building includes stairwells, hallways, mechanical rooms, janitor closets, restrooms, elevator, lobby, and Council Chambers. With the new building and building codes, there are additional space requirements and with a two-story building there is a requirement for stairwells and an elevator. For a true comparative, the "net square footage" can be compared between what exists today versus what is planned in the new facility. The current net square footage of Admin, Police, Building, Planning and Council Chambers is approximately 17,000 to 18,000 square feet in a distributed campus. There are various outbuildings, storage areas, and functional spaces where staff is housed in temporary trailers (over 20 years old) that make up this total space. The net square footage of the new single, two-story building is 18,394.