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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Citizens Invited to Tour Davidson Town Hall

Citizens Invited to Tour Davidson Town Hall

March 22, 28 and April 3

Also, Please Complete this Online Survey

 

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Citizens are invited to tour Davidson Town Hall to learn more about our space needs as part of our public facilities project. Watch this video invitation from Town Manager Jamie Justice: https://vimeo.com/208137029

Please register for one of four identical tours at www.townofdavidson.org/Tour:

  • Wednesday, March 22 “Lunch and Learn” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28 “Lunch and Learn” from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. or
  • Monday, April 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

We’ll provide a light lunch and beverages at the “Lunch and Learn” tours. All tours will begin in the Davidson Town Hall board room with a short presentation.

Why is the town considering this project?

As Davidson’s population has grown from 4,000 in 1990 to almost 13,000 today, we have outgrown our existing town hall. Ensuring adequate space for our police and fire departments is particularly critical. We need to invest in our public facilities in order to keep pace with our service needs. We will study the approximately 4 acres of town-owned land on which our current town hall sits (please see area in red below).


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This is not the catalyst project where we were considering private-public partnerships to solve some of our space and parking needs on this land. However, as part of the catalyst process, we heard from hundreds of citizens that recognize our lack of parking downtown and a need for space at town hall.

At their July 12, 2016 meeting, the Davidson Board of Commissioners asked town staff to move forward with planning for our public facilities and to look at parking options.

Town staff have been working with a steering committee comprised of citizen experts in the fields of planning, architecture, construction, etc. to help guide the process and select an architect. Architect Creech & Associates have many years of experience in designing effective town halls, have conducted a space needs assessment of Davidson Town Hall, and will facilitate the public workshops. This spring they will create a preliminary design based on citizen feedback and then provide us with a budget estimate. In early summer, plan options and a budget will be presented to the board of commissioners for a decision on whether to move forward with the project.

Online Survey

Creech and Associates provided us with a link to an online survey to gather feedback from citizens on this project. Please click the following link and complete it: http://www.questionpro.com/t/AJ8IIZYftH

Public Workshop #2

Please join us for public facilities workshop #2 on April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s Congregation House. We had over 75 people in attendance at the first workshop on March 9 and would like to get more input from you. This workshop will focus on visual preferences and site/building options.

For more information, we encourage you to visit www.townofdavidson.org/PublicFacilities.  If you have questions or comments, please email us at PublicFacilities@townofdavidson.org.

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