City Hall Construction Work Now Underway
April 2, 2012
Planned construction to seismically upgrade the historic City Hall, upgrade the elevator to improve access to all areas of the building, and improve public service areas are now underway.
Acting on the recommendations in the City's recently approved Economic Development Strategy, a new business centre will be introduced on the second floor, designed to improve information and services for businesses and developers doing business in the Capital City.
The work is expected to continue for approximately 12 months. All second floor City Hall functions will be moved to temporary locations while the work is being performed.
Impacts to the public include:
- A temporary Development Services and Permits and Inspections counter is now located across Centennial Square at 1689 Government Street (next to Starbucks, in the former Satin Moon quilt shop)
- A temporary Engineering counter will be set up in the first floor foyer of City Hall at the Douglas Street entrance as of April 23. Engineering can be found on the second floor of City Hall until Friday, April 20, with limited services available on that day
- Access to City Hall will be limited to the Pandora Street and Centennial Square entrances as of April 23
- Construction "hoarding" is currently being erected around large parts of City Hall
In an effort to minimize barriers to customers during this period of disruption, temporary "one hour free" parking spots will be created around City Hall, on Pandora Avenue between Douglas Street and the City Hall loading zone, as well as on Government Street, between the service access to the MacPherson Playhouse and Fisgard Street.Go to Top