The city of East Point recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new City Hall. CONTRIBUTED

East Point prepares for new city hall

East Point is on its way to getting a new City Hall. The city held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new structure, but will preserve the old one. Dating back to the 1930s, the old city hall on East Point Street benefits from a 2014 Save the Block campaign and listing on the 2015 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Places in Perils list.

The new building – a $15.8 million, multi-story edifice – will be built on the nearby corner at West Cleveland Avenue, replacing a decommissioned fire station and parking lot.

City officials said a new facility has been needed since 2008. The new building is planned for 32,000 square feet and is set to open in late 2018.

The design benefited from input from city residents and municipal employees, whose vision included an urban greenspace for events.

Information: eastpointcity.org

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