Blue Springs, Mo. – The City Hall Renovation Project will begin with vacating the City Hall campus in advance of building construction.
“An important feature of the City Hall Renovation Project will be bringing the facility into compliance with code requirements, including the Americans with Disability Act and providing a customer-focused design that better serves residents and employees by putting all services at City Hall under one roof,” said Mayor Carson Ross.
Utility Billing will begin operations at the Municipal Annex located at 1304 W Main Street on Tuesday, January 9. Additional City functions will move throughout the month and the City Hall campus will be vacated by the end of January. Construction on the City Hall Renovation Project will begin in March.
“Due to the renovation construction project, many city functions will be temporarily moved during construction,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson. “This allows us to reduce the overall cost of the project and speed up the construction process.”
The mailing address for all City Hall correspondence, 903 W Main Street, will remain the same and no City phone numbers will be changed as part of the construction project. The Utility Bill drop-off box will be moved to the Municipal Annex located at 1304 W Main Street.
Temporary City Hall Campus Relocations:
- Water & Sewer Utility Billing, Community Development, Business Services, Building Permits, Codes Administration and Economic Growth & Development – Municipal Annex, 1304 W Main Street, Blue Springs, Mo.
- Public Works Engineering – 901 Vesper Street, Blue Springs, Mo.
- Human Resources Department – Blue Springs Fieldhouse, 425 NE Mock Avenue, Blue Springs, Mo.
- Mayor, Administration, City Clerk, City Attorney and Finance Department – Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Street, Blue Springs, Mo.
City Hall was originally constructed in 1961 and remodeled in 1989. Over the years the products, services, processes, business needs along with the manner in which we engage our customer/residents have changed significantly.
Recent changes in City Hall operations include: closing of the Missouri License Bureau, establishment of the Business Services Division, relocation of the Parks Department to the Fieldhouse, re-incorporation of the Economic Development Corporation, and the discontinuation of Jackson County Tax Property Collection Services. These changes have provided us with the opportunity to reuse the existing space without constructing a new facility or significantly increasing the size of the building within a reasonable construction budget.
The City Hall Campus renovation project was identified in the 2016-17 to 2020-21 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). This program outlines the City’s “Priority and Strategic Areas” for long-term maintenance, equipment replacement, and capital investment based upon available resources and priorities, goals, and objectives of the City Council. Unlike the City’s operating budget, the CIP uses one-time funding for capital improvement projects rather than funding day-to-day operations and general maintenance.
For more information about the project, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/cityhall.
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