The City of Sheboygan officials formally broke ground on the City Hall Renovation Project on June 4, 2018. After decades of discussion on the future of City Hall, on April 4, 2018, the Common Council voted unanimously to renovate and improve the functionality of the existing building for the benefit of the public and city staff. They concurred with the plan recommended by the Building Use Committee to stay in the current building and implement a more efficient floor plan with a new entrance plaza and off-street parking north of the building. The three-story, 37,320-square-foot renovation project expected to be completed summer of 2019 and will include a new HVAC system, new windows, a new elevator, a new roof, new flooring, and a new Common Council Chamber. The total cost budgeted for the City Hall project is $10.5 million.
Public Works Director David H. Biebel, was the official host of the groundbreaking ceremony. Presenters included Mayor Mike Vandersteen, City Administrator Darrell Hofland, and Matt Quasius, President of Quasius who is the general contractor assigned to the project.
“City Hall Officials are incredibility excited to announce the start of the reconstruction project of City Hall,” said Biebel.
Several City Officials were in attendance along with city employees and citizens. Representatives from Bray Architects, Emmons Business Interiors, and Quasius Construction were present as well.
The City Hall renovation that began June 1, 2018, required all departments to move to alternate locations during the construction. Two office locations are accommodating all City Hall Departments: the former Social Security Administration office at 606 North 9th Street and the former Sheboygan County Highway Department office at 1211 North 23rd Street. New hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Building Inspection Department located at the former Social Security Administration office is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.