The city of Dunwoody plans to move its city hall to a building previously occupied by a bank at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Dunwoody moving into its first city-owned government building

The city of Dunwoody is buying a new city hall about a mile away from the building it currently leases for government operations.

City officials announced Thursday they signed an agreement to purchase a building previously occupied by a bank on Ashford Dunwoody Road. The city will pay about $8.25 million for the 45,000 square-foot property.

Since Dunwoody incorporated in 2008, the city has done business in an office park building.

“We believe the new city hall building will allow us to better serve our citizens,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal in a statement. “The central location, sufficient parking and overall accessibility make this new city hall an ideal fit.”

The building will provide space for city staff, police, municipal court and City Council chambers.

The city expects to close on the property within about 120 days and move into the building by early 2018.

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