Since its inception, the Village’s population and staffing levels have grown significantly. A consultant analyzed our space based on staffing and community size and found our building was too small to meet our current and future needs. In addition to inadequate office work space, meeting room and storage space do not meet current Village needs and fall significantly short of industry standards for combined administration and police municipal facilities. The Village reviewed various options including construction of a new Village Hall and Police Station.
The Village will complete a partial demolition, expansion, and full renovation of the Municipal Center. The project is estimated to cost $19 million (including the transition to temporary facilities) and will be paid entirely from reserves. The Village Board approved a contract with Williams Architects to design the renovation of the Gregory J. Bielawski Municipal Center. The 14,300 sq. ft. of additional program space would accommodate additional authorized staff and increase built out space in the lower level for future expansion needs over the next couple of decades. The design development phase of the project is in progress followed by review and approval of construction bidding in May of 2017 with actual construction to last from the late spring through late 2018. During construction, Village operations will move to the temporary facility at 505 E North Ave.
Municipal Center staff are scheduled to move into the temporary location (505 E North Ave.) between May 5th and 11th. Once staff relocates, the 500 North Gary Ave address will be closed for all business until the new Municipal Center opens in late 2018. Village meetings such as Board, Red Light, Plan Commission, Administrative Tow Hearings, and other meetings as needed are now held at Fire Station 28 (365 N. Kuhn Rd.)
The Village will continue to use 500 N. Gary Ave. as our mailing address during construction. The Drop Box for water bill payments will be located in the Ross Ferraro Town Center parking lot located at the southwest corner of Gary Avenue and Lies Rd. The Village will move its Prescription Drop Box to the temporary facility where it will be available year round.
The transition to temporary facilities can be reviewed through this Story Map.
To review detailed site plans or the tentative renovation schedule view the links below.