Out with the old and in with the new.
On Monday, Homestead City Hall will move to its new location, 100 Civic Ct.
City business was previously being conducted at Portofino Plaza, 650 NE 22nd Ter. Council meetings were held at the William F. Dickinson Community Center on N. Krome Avenue.
“After years of planning and months of construction, the city of Homestead proudly announces the completion of its new home for city business,” said spokeswoman Begoñe Cazalis in a statement. “The 75-foot tall landmark building was designed almost a decade ago, by Rodriguez and Quiroga Architects, and was completed under the City’s current leadership to be a community centerpiece that aligns with the vision to revitalize Downtown Homestead.”
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The 83,841-square-foot facility features a 225-seat council chamber to accommodate more residents at public meetings. It’s constructed to withstand a category 5 hurricane, and will function as an emergency operations center during a crisis. In total, the project cost about $26.5 million to between planning and construction.
The new building is also LEED certified as energy efficient.
Relocating to the new City Hall: the city council, city clerk’s office, city manager’s office, customer service, planning and zoning, building safety, business services, finance, general services, human resources and public information.
A dedication ceremony will be announced soon for April.