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November 19, 2012

New City Hall to reflect Greek Revival architecture

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Courtyard

One of the plan’s most striking features is its interior courtyard — about the size of the municipal courtroom at the Athens Police Department — were there will be brick pavers, container plants and tables. Employees and members of the public will be able to eat lunch or rest there. The courtyard is designed to be functional in that it allows access to the council chambers through the courtyard and it also allows some offices to have windows they would not otherwise have.

One feature of the council chambers is that the public will be able to access the space at night for meetings while the rest of the City Hall offices are closed.

Old council chambers

Although officials initially planned to retain the old council chambers, they later determined that was unworkable and the entire building was razed this spring. City employees are using offices at the Athens Utilities building on Wilkinson Street until the new City Hall is built.

The City Council borrowed $2.2 million in 2009 to build the new City Hall. They have already spent about $100,000 on demolition and site preparation. They plan to use city workers, when available, and prison laborers on the project in order to afford a better building, Mayor Ronnie Marks said.

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