Their challenge

The master-planned, 26-acre redevelopment of this city hub began when the city purchased the property surrounding its existing City Hall. The larger project encompassed a new City Hall, county library, 5-acre public park, town green, parking deck, and on-street parking—all with the vision to integrate the central downtown with further surrounding mixed-use development. The new, 47,000-square-foot City Hall would set the tone for the development, and city leadership needed a trustworthy, comprehensive engineering partner to make the project and its adjoining parking deck a success. The building needed to house administrative offices and a data center while achieving a historic feel throughout the facade, multi-floor open atrium, and city council room.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services, commissioning, and construction administration for the new five-floor City Hall and attached 450-space parking deck. Our work balanced the project’s infrastructure and aesthetic needs while keeping the construction schedule on track.