New City Hall opens Tuesday!

Jessica Goode | Contributing Writer

 

The denouement of a years-long project has at last arrived. Boerne City staff is expected to begin moving into the new City Hall building on Main Street at the end of the week.

“As of today, the fire marshal and building inspector said the contractor will be done enough to be able to move in this weekend,” City Manager Ron Bowman said Tuesday evening. “The movers will be there Friday and Saturday…Monday is a holiday…we’ll be open for business on Tuesday.”

The city broke ground on the three-story building in May of 2018. The project was originally slated to cost about $22 million but has since come under budget. It sits in front of the Patrick Heath Public Library across from Johns Road.

Not without its share of controversy, plans for the new facility, at one point dubbed The Boerne Taj Mahal, came to a halt in 2016 after citizens filed a petition protesting the development. Several committees and meetings later, funding was approved in 2017.

The new 45,300-square-foot structure will replace the current facility on East Blanco Street, which opened in 1910 as an elementary school and was converted to City Hall in 1951.

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