The City-owned building on Rock Street, formerly home to the Fayetteville Police Department through May 2023, is being renovated for administrative use. This project was planned for and included in the 2019 Bond Projects.
Why is it important?
Additional space is needed to house City staff, which has grown as a result of the City’s population growth to nearly 100,000 people. Relocating selected divisions to the former police building on Rock Street, renamed to City Hall Annex, frees ups much-needed work space in other buildings including City Hall, Development Services, Parks and City Facilities.
The following divisions will be relocated to the renovated building once this project is complete: Community Resources, Human Resources, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs.
The renovated building will also house an Emergency Operations Center, City Gym, Training Room, Staff Lounge and a Mothers Room/Lactation Room.
Space freed up within City Hall by these moves will accommodate other needed office relocations and expansions. The City Clerk’s office will relocate to the first floor for improved public accessibility, and the Economic Vitality department will move to the third floor to better house its growing staff.
What task does this project involve?
Demolition, metal stud and drywall, ceilings, paint, finishes, millwork, roof, heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical, technologies, exterior paint and landscaping.
When will it be completed?
Renovation work on the City Hall Annex is anticipated to be complete in the first quarter of 2024. Subsequent moves and expansions within City Hall will begin after work on the Annex is complete.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019. The funding was requested in phase 2 of the bond appropriations. Approximately $2 million of the Facilities Bond Funds will be appropriated to this project.