The first of a series of public meetings to discuss the City Hall 2020 project – the City’s need for a renovated or new City Hall – will be held Monday, June 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Building 19 at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center (2416 Courthouse Drive). City staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.
The current City Hall was built in 1969 and now requires major renovations that are complicated by the presence of hazardous friable asbestos and the interconnected electrical and mechanical systems that do not allow sections or even floors to be isolated for repairs or replacement. Originally built to accommodate services for a city of about 300,000 residents, even with modern conveniences like online bill pay and employee teleworking, the City needs about 70,000 more square feet to accommodate employees and services for the public.
Attendees will get an overview of the current City Hall, visit display stations that include information on the proposed options for rebuilding and/or relocating City Hall, and have the opportunity to provide input and submit suggestions for potential sites. This feedback will be provided to City Council for members to consider as part of their deliberations on the issue.
Three more City Hall 2020 meetings are scheduled to take place:
July 26 5-6 p.m. Virtual – on Facebook Live
July 26 6-8 p.m. Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.
August 23 6-8 p.m. Westin Virginia Beach Town Center Ballroom, 4535 Commerce St.
For more information on the City Hall 2020 project, please visit: VBgov.com/CityHall2020.