City Hall Facade Replacement Project
- Project Award: January 2024
- Construction Start Date: April 2024
- Estimated Completion Date: November 2024
- Project Designer: Blythe Group
- Construction Contractor: FCI Constructors, Inc. (Grand Junction, CO)
- Construction Contract: $2.84M
In early 2023 the city transferred its operations from the Historic City Hall on South First Street to the former Wells Fargo bank building on Main Street. The move nearly doubled the square footage available for city operations while retaining a location near the existing Civic Campus. As an added benefit, the move reactivated a prominent structure on Main Street. Prior to relocating, the city performed renovations to the building’s interior with the intent to eventually upgrade the exterior of the building to better complement the historical character of downtown.
That plan is moving forward in 2024 as the city’s design and construction teams work to finish the design of facade improvements in preparation for construction to begin in April. The facade project will replace the existing, unattractive white fluted block with a combination of brick and stone enhanced with metal panels on the higher elevations of the facade. The upgrades will also add windows to the north and west sides of the structure to bring more natural light into the building and better blend its look and feel with the pedestrian-friendly downtown environment.
A full replacement of deteriorated sidewalks around the building will further enhance the building and Main Street while also correcting accessibility issues. The main building entrance will feature seat walls and sidewalks with pavers that coordinate with the appearance of other city facilities within the Civic Campus.
Construction is expected to conclude in November 2024. Public access to City Hall and the ATM will be maintained with minimal interruption throughout the project.