City Hall and Fire Station construction on schedule
by Elsie Hodnett
Jul 04, 2011 | 3212 views |  0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Work is progressing at the new Lincoln City Hall and Fire Station on Magnolia Street, which is set to open in November. Bob Crisp/The Daily  Home
Work is progressing at the new Lincoln City Hall and Fire Station on Magnolia Street, which is set to open in November. Bob Crisp/The Daily Home
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LINCOLN — Construction of the City Hall and Fire Station is on schedule.

“The construction is going well,” Mayor Lew Watson said. “Progress is going very well after weather delays this winter. We are on schedule and should open in November.”

The new City Hall and Fire Station is on Magnolia Street, where the old Lincoln Elementary School was.

The City Hall building is 13,500 square feet. It features a large courtroom and council chambers, meeting rooms, conference rooms and more. The building design allows for public use of the meeting rooms after hours without public access to the city office area.

“They got the decking on the roof of the City Hall building, and they will continue to develop the interior of that building,” Watson said.

He said the roof framing for the fire station is approximately 80 percent complete.

“Once the roof is done on the fire station, they will begin on the interior,” he said.

Watson said the new City Hall and Fire Station is a badly-needed expansion that has been in the works for several years.

The council awarded the $3.47 million project to Boatner Construction Company Inc. last December.

“We have needed this expansion to provide adequate facilities for the city employees, and also to provide adequate service for the community,” Watson said.

He said the current fire department facilities are not able to house all the fire suppression and HAZMAT equipment.

“The new fire station will solve that problem,” he said.

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.