TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The new Travelers Rest city hall complex is set to open to the public on Mon., Oct. 29.
Adjoining Trailblazer Park and the fire station on Trailblazer Drive, the approximately 17,000-square-foot facility includes city government offices, municipal court, council chambers, the police station, a public works building, and a visitor's center area.
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At a cost of around $6 million, the complex was designed by Greenville-based DP3 Architects and built by general contracting firm Harper Corporation.
According to Travelers Rest City Administrator Eric Vinson, the current city hall location will close at noon on Fri., Oct. 26 to facilitate the move.
The Travelers Rest Police Dept. will begin operations at the new location on Friday evening, and city services will operate on a normal schedule at the 125 Trailblazer Dr. location on Mon., Oct. 29, Vinson said.
First identified as a governmental "top priority" in March 2016, officials said the current city hall facility on State Park Road was dated and in need of expansion. Following preliminary space planning sessions, officials suggested building at the Trailblazer Park location would be an optimal solution, "streamlining the process for building permitting, business licensing and [city] administration" with all of the cities services located in one location.
A building dedication ceremony will be held on Thurs., Nov. 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Voting on Tues., Nov. 6 will take place at the 6711 State Park Road building.
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