Saturday, January 21, 2006
City Hall To Move Again
On October 24, 2005, the City of Lauderhill was changed forever. Much of the damage caused by Hurricane Wilma has either been fixed or is in the process of being fixed. But in several cases, major damage to several areas will take several years to recover from. City Hall is a prime example of this major damage.
Made unusable by the storm, City Hall needed to immediate relocate itself. At the time, parts of the Old Publix shopping center were scheduled to be torn down. Fortunately, the owner agreed to hold off demolition, to allow the city to move into this space as a temporary headquarter for a few months. This gave the city a few months to figure out its next step.
Though a decision for a permanent move is not completed at this time, (See the article on "What Happened to City Hall?"), the need to find another place for an extended period of time was of prime importance. The problem was that we needed at least 20,000 square feet in the Oakland Park area (being the center of the city), for up to 3 years.
Fortunately, the city was able to secure such a facility at the Corporate Park At Inverrary, 3800 Inverrary Boulevard. Space is being planned to build out the offices to house City Hall. Planned is space for the Commission Meetings and to relocate the Commission and Mayors office as well.
If plans proceed as expected, City Hall will be moved there by March. Further announcements will be forthcoming.