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Posted on: May 16, 2018

City of North Bend Breaks Ground on New City Hall Site; Construction to Begin in June

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The City of North Bend broke ground at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16th to mark the start of construction for the new City Hall. The building will be will be located adjacent to the City’s Public Works shop at 1155 East North Bend Way, North Bend.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor Hearing expressed his excitement about this long-awaited project to attending officials, community members, City staff and City Council members.

“This has been a long time coming,” Mayor Hearing said. “A new City Hall has been in the works for more than 25 years and I can honestly say, I didn’t expect it to ever happen. Yet, here we are today, ready to begin construction. I’m so pleased and overwhelmed with joy that in a year from now, we will be in our new facility.”

Over the past 25 years, the City of North Bend has explored various options for replacing the existing City Hall building. The current building is around 70 years old and suffers from deteriorating conditions, inefficiencies and safety issues.

The estimated construction cost of the new City Hall is approximately $6.5 million from a variety of sources, including Real Estate Excise Tax and City savings. The city hall project requires no new taxes or public vote. The project was awarded to SkyWard Construction, Inc. and work is expected to begin in June, weather permitting.

“Thank you to everyone involved with this project,” Mayor Hearing added. “I would like to especially thank and recognize former City Administrator Duncan Wilson, past and present Council Members and our current City Administrator, Londi Lindell for their tireless efforts in seeing this project to fruition.”
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