Ashland residents are invited to help set priorities for a potential new City Hall or re-build of the existing City Hall at a community meeting on Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 in Pioneer Hall located at 59 Winburn Way.
The City has been discussing the reconstruction or relocation of City Hall for more than 20 years. The building is seismically vulnerable, lacks meeting space and has no room for growth. However, it is the earthquake vulnerability of the building that presents the most pressing problem. The interior of City Hall has been reconfigured a number of times since 1913 but has never had any structural improvements related to seismic mitigation.
The City contracted with ORW Architecture to evaluate space needs and to study the feasibility of locating City Hall at three sites. ORW has completed its space needs analysis and is now inviting the community to identify your priorities for a new City Hall prior to reporting results of the feasibility study to the City Council.