(The above rendering is courteously of Hobbs Architects and the Town of Pittsboro.)
Pittsboro’s Board of Commissioners advanced a plan this week for a new town government facility, estimated to cost more than $16.5 million.
The new town hall would be a three-story building, would serve as the board commissioners’ new meeting chamber and would house the Board of Elections and Health Department Administration for the next 10 years. It will be located on West Salisbury Street in downtown Pittsboro.
The facility will also contain a two-story parking deck, costing the town more than $2.8 million. At one point, Commissioner Michael Fiocco balked at the cost of the deck, saying it would cost the town more than $24,000 per space. The plan, which was presented by Chevon File and Taylor Hobbs of Hobbs Architects, passed unanimously after roughly 30 minutes of discussion.
Hobbs and File told commissioners that the project may start receiving bids as early as July, and that construction is scheduled to start in August of this year. It is estimated to take 15 months to complete.
The construction will also require a large section of Salisbury Street to be torn up and repaved to build a new sewer line and storm-water extension.