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Mount Pleasant nearing completion of new town hall

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Mount Pleasant’s new 92,000-square-foot town hall will house all town departments and include two courtrooms, council chambers, a history room and public meeting spaces. (Rendering/Town of Mount Pleasant)

Mount Pleasant’s new town hall will open this summer, according to a news release.

The 92,000-square-foot building, which was constructed as a Class IV essential facility to withstand a major storm, will house all town departments and include two courtrooms, council chambers, a history room and public meeting spaces, the news release said.

Construction crews work on the new town hall building in Mount Pleasant in August. (Photo/Andy Owens)“We are nearing the end of the first phase of the project,” town administrator and project co-manager Eric DeMoura said in the news release. “A significant number of staff displaced by the construction will return back to Town Hall this summer. The move will centralize services for the benefit of residents and businesses.”

During the second phase of the project, the remaining buildings on the site — including the existing gym — will be demolished, and new parking areas, a public park and a gym will be built, the news release said.

“The new town hall is built for the next 75 years,” Lauren Sims, executive programs manager and project co-manager, said in the news release. “Its open layout provides an economy of scale designed to maximize efficiencies.”

The new town hall building will include consolidated city services, as well as courtrooms, council chambers and other town functions. (Photo/Andy Owens)

Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects Inc. designed the building, and McKnight Construction Co. built it. An opening date for the facility was not provided.

“Both the interior and exterior designs reflect the surrounding natural environment and honor the history of our town,” Sims said in the release. “The exterior bricks mimic the historical bricks once manufactured in Mount Pleasant. The interior color palette and fixtures reflect saltwater marshes, sweetgrass and other native elements.”

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