City Hall To Be Moved To Northeast Pierre
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The Pierre City Commission Tuesday night listened to all recommendations on a replacement of the current city hall, and will be pursuing a move to northeast Pierre.
The Commission agreed to have the city attorney draft up a purchase agreement for the Eagle Creek Building, located just behind Northridge Plaza, for a purchase price of 3.8 million dollars.
Pierre Interim City Administrator Brad Palmer recommended to the commission to purchase the building due to it being much more cost effective than building new, along with the fact that there would be a revenue stream from leasing out the second floor of the building to Eagle Creek…
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City Finance Officer Twila Hight says that the city would purchase the building with unobligated reserves, meaning that there would be no cost to Pierre taxpayers…
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Pierre Mayor Steve Harding says the option to purchase the Eagle Creek building is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for the city…
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The city commission has been discussing for many years about a needed replacement for the current city hall along Dakota Street. Among many other deficiencies, the current building that houses city hall is not ADA compliant, has mold, and hazardous materials present.
The city commission will take final action on the recommendation next Tuesday evening during their regular meeting.
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